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5.0 out of 5 stars First class work, 13 Feb 2011
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This is an essential book for anyone interested in the case. It is easy to read, interesting, well written, and extremely well informed. It reads like a novel but there is no hint of fiction. The reader is apprised of detailed knowledge of the events at close quarters, especially with regard to Amanda. Also the reader begins to feel that she or he knows the protoganists as real people.

One learns of pertinent facts relating to the events, and the context of those events, which throws a different light from that applied by the news media. The narrative starts when Amanda travels to Europe up to a considerable time after the the verdict is announced. Abundant background information is presented where it is relevant or interesting.

The author's position is balanced. This does not mean that the reader comes away unsure about whether the verdict was correct. Since the guilty verdict was wrong, and clearly so to anyone who looks at the case impartially, the reader is made more aware of the details of this astonishing miscarriage of justice and how it came about.

There is also a 'time line' at the end of the book giving a chronology of the main events.

This is a first class piece of work and it rightly deserves the awards it has won.
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Initial post: 17 Feb 2011 22:28:32 GMT
Last edited by the author on 17 Feb 2011 22:29:13 GMT
Vince says:
Candace Dempsey has won first place awards for consumer affairs, arts & entertainment, and sports reporting from SPJ (Society of Professional Journalists). I do not believe that "Murder in Italy" has won any awards yet. Ms. Dempsey seems to be another pro Knox blogger similar to Bruce Fisher who has gone from blogging on the case to publishing books about it. Maybe it is because they feel a terrible injustice has been done, i am not so sure.
How long before we get Steve Moore's tome?

In reply to an earlier post on 18 Feb 2011 22:51:16 GMT
Last edited by the author on 18 Feb 2011 23:05:06 GMT
Ed Simpson says:
Posted on Murder in Italy's US site:

Winner Best True Crime Book 2010 Editor's Choice and Reader's Choice awards.

Library Journal Bestseller.

Ms. Dempsey is a professional journalist with a master's degree in the field. She's written for the Chicago Tribune and many other newspapers and magazines. Her Website is candacedempsey.com. She's discussed the Knox case on CNN Headline News and other media outlets.
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