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Gary C. King
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4 Jan 2010
Meredith's flatmate Amanda Knox, an American also studying in Italy, initially gave evidence that implicated Patrick Lumumba, the owner of a local bar, and he was arrested. However Know changed her story - claiming her memory had been affected by smoking cannabis - and another man, local drifter Rudy Guede, was arrested, charged with murder and, after a 'fast track' trial, found guilty. But the story didn't end with Guede's conviction. What was Amanda Knox's role on the night of the murder? Prosecutors suspected that Guede, Knox and her Italian boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito had killed Meredith in a perverted sexual game that went too far. With allegations of inaccurate forensic evidence, police brutality, blackmail and even devil-worship, the trial was destined to be a long and complex affair. Top true-crime author Gary C King presents the whole story behind the real-life courtroom drama that has made headlines around the world.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd (4 Jan 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184454902X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844549023
  • Product Dimensions: 2 x 12.5 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 532,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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True crime author Gary C. King has been writing bizarre, compelling and authentic true stories of murder and mayhem for the past 33 years. In the pages of his books you will find stories about serial murderers and cannibal killers, celebrity murders, torture murders, crimes of passion, among many others--chilling crimes that could only be perpetrated by the twisted minds and gruesome obsessions of coldblooded killers, the stuff of which horror movies and novels are made. Much of his freelancing has been for True Detective magazine between day jobs that included technical writer for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and specialized work for the Department of Defense. In 1980 he took over crime writer Ann Rule's job as Pacific Northwest stringer for the detective magazines based out of New York, and wrote for those so-called "dick" books until they ceased publication in 1995 and hasn't looked back since.

In addition to writing 17 traditionally-published books for Penguin USA, St. Martin's Press, Pinnacle Books, and John Blake Publishing in the U.K. and 500 or so stories for the aforementioned detective magazines, King has also written extensively for Investigation Discovery's website and continues to provide occasional online content for Turner Broadcasting's Crime Library. A couple of years ago he made the choice to go "indie," a decision that he's been very pleased about making, and now publishes under his own imprint, Bleak House Publishing, Inc.

King's television appearances have included Entertainment Tonight, Larry King Live, Inside Edition, Court TV, MSNBC's Headliners and Legends, E!, British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Extra TV, and several other national and local programs. He also frequently provides radio interviews. King was recently featured in an episode of Biography about serial killer Robert "Willie" Pickton, the subject of his book, Butcher, and in an episode of Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice called "Strange Bedfellows," about the murder of Nevada State Controller Kathy Augustine and the subject of King's An Almost Perfect Murder.

King is an active member of the Association of Independent Authors, and is also president of that organization's Las Vegas chapter. He also holds active memberships in the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, The Crime Writers' Association (U.K.), International Thriller Writers, and the International Association of Crime Writers.

King is also active in social media online. You can connect with him on Twitter and Facebook, and can also reach him via his website.

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Gary C. King is the author of "An Almost Perfect Murder," "Angels of Death," "Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer," "Butcher," "An Early Grave," and "Stolen in the Night."

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping 21 Aug 2013
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For fans of true crime this is a must read.the best thing about the book is that not once throughout does the author offer an opinion.the book comprises totally of police reports, witness statements, news, magazine articles and court can therefore read through the case and decide for yourself how you feel without being led or guided by any bias from the author.I changed my opinion of this case almost every chapter and by the end, when I thought I was sure of how I felt, I still couldn't decide on what really happened.the book is quite graphic without being titillating or undignified.I'll definitely be reading his other works.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A GOOD BOOK TO START WITH 13 Jun 2011
If you are looking for a book that is slanted either against Amanda or for her you may be disappointed, but this is a good book for anyone who wants to get a basic grounding in the case written in an unbiased way. It gives a good insight into the personalities involved and lets the reader judge for themselves whether justice was done or not.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Alright 14 Nov 2013
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The danger in reading about events that are still fresh in the memory means that there is little left to be learnt. The newspapers and national news have already covered the relevant points. The book is just a re-run. I was hoping for some facts and information not already known but unfortunately there are none. Anyone unfamiliar with the case will find it interesting however.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars where's the end 28 Oct 2013
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I enjoyed reading this story, which is tastefully written.
However, I was disappointed that the book has not been updated to take account of the first and second appeals, surely an additional chapter or two could be added
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very fair review of the tragic evidence 22 Feb 2014
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This is, I think a very fair book which starts and ends with a tribute to Meredith Kercher, the too often forgotten victim. The author does not press evidence to a conclusion although the steady, chronological accumulation of evidence draws the reader towards a certain conclusion. The author audibly puts the brakes on judgement a number of times so as to leave the reader (like a jury member) to make their own judgement. It is a very disturbing story which highlights a moment of time about which we would have known nothing--were it not for the tragic and ghastly murder of Meredith. What comes across is that she, unlike Knox and others, was a pleasant and normal girl who had the misfortune of choosing a very dangerous housemate. I'm glad at least that her innocence and pleasantness comes out of this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating and Tragic 16 Mar 2014
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A very brutal and tragic story.
One seeks not to judge but the absolutely ridiculous and contradictory stories put out, one after the other, by the main suspects really makes one wonder!
They even tried to 'fit up' a totally non involved person!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but 26 Nov 2013
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Shame it ended while she was waiting for her appeal and still in prison hopefully their will be a continuation
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5.0 out of 5 stars Page turner 5 Feb 2014
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Well written and fast paced. Does not give an opinion as to whom the author believes guilty, all appears to come from court transcripts, interviews or the papers. I couldn't put this book down.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Justice for Meredith Kercher !!
A tragedy for the family and friends. I feel very sorry for the parents of Meredith Kercher, and just wonder how much supervision the students involved in this murder,at this... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Grandma Judy
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Barryc
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
Insightful and gives a good understandable account of what is thought to have happened. I would recommend as a good starting point.
Published 2 months ago by shoes
5.0 out of 5 stars So very sad!!!
I hope that the truth will come to light cor

I just hope the kercher family get answers they deserve and can go on best they can with their lives with the memories of... Read more
Published 2 months ago by serzala
3.0 out of 5 stars A good account of a tragic murder
I thought when I was reading it I already knew most of the facts of this case already, but I did learn more facts about the case, as I read on and found it an interesting read.
Published 2 months ago by jane gabrielli
4.0 out of 5 stars An unbiased read
There are many books on this case and this is one of the better journalistic books covering both sides of the story and discussing evidence that was found and used in court. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Coll86
4.0 out of 5 stars Good book
This book explains what actually happens from one point of view. Easy read with definite points. Hope Meredith is at peace now
Published 5 months ago by Kel Heath
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read
a very unbiased view of just the facts on this case. Well written and it also reminds you that this is not over. RIP Meredith
Published 6 months ago by Dawn Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Very interesting read. The author doesn't give his opinion, he simply gives you the facts and you make up your own mind. Would highly recommend.
Published 6 months ago by Jenny Banks
3.0 out of 5 stars Well written
Interesting reading. I had no idea about any of this so read with a clear mind, a lot has happened since this has been written so really it needs updating to 2013. Read more
Published 6 months ago by cassandra kelly
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