Saturday, October 03, 2009

Book review - Written In Blood

Written In Blood by Diane Fanning

I watched The Stairase by Jean-Xavier de Lestrade, chronicling (primarily) the defense side of Michael Peterson's murder trial. Watching that "documentary" makes one wonder why the man was ever convicted. I determined to learn the whole story, not the lopsided film Lastrade produced.

This book delivered, laying forth all the evidence that Lastrade overlooked. If you've seen Lastrade's documentary or wondered about the inside workings and evidence of the Peterson case, this book is for you.

Fanning tells the whole story from beginning to end and gives a better view of the prosecution side and all the evidence against Mr. Peterson. Wow, did Lastrade ever leave so much stuff out! This book gives a much more well-rounded telling of the case than the film ever did.

Fanning writes in a way that even the most boring parts either aren't boring or are blessedly short. I devoured the book and had a hard time putting it down. I will have to read other stuff by her. The book was just too good.

If you like reading true crime books then don't miss this one!

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