Describes the case of Michael Peterson, a novelist, who was accused of the murder of his wife, Kathleen, after it was discovered that her death was similar to the death of his neighbor in Germany sixteen years earlier.
An army brat-turned-marine, he saw combat in Vietnam, and returned a decorated soldier. An avid reader, his dreams of being an acclaimed novelist came true. His desire to find love was fulfilled when he married brilliant executive Kathleen Atwater, the first female student accepted at Duke University's School of Engineering. The Petersons seemed the ideal academic couple-well-respected, prosperous, and happy. All that came crashing down in December of 2001, when Kathleen apparently fell to her death in their secluded home in an exclusive area of Durham, North Carolina. But blood spattered evidence and a missing fireplace poker suggested calculated, cold-blooded murder. Her trusted husband stood accused. Prosecutors introduced evidence at trial that sixteen years earlier, Peterson was one of the last people to see his neighbour alive before she was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in her home in Germany. A dramatic trial followed in the explosive final chapter of a life that no novelist could ever have conceived...
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Diane Fanning is the author of many books of true crime, including the best-selling "Mommy's Little Girl," "A Poisoned Passion," "The Pastor's Wife," "Gone Forever" and "Through the Window." "Written in Blood" was an Edgar Award finalist. She has been featured on "48 Hours," "20/20," Court TV and the Discovery Channel, and has been interviewed on dozens of radio stations coast to coast. Before becoming a nonfiction writer, Fanning worked in advertising, and she earned more than 70 Addy Awards. She lives in New Braunfels, Texas.
Written in Blood by Diane Fanning
Used - Well Read
St Martin's Press
Short-listed for Edgar Allan Poe Awards (Fact Crime) 2006
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