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A page turner about a tragic and brutal crime
on 11 July 1998
Mark Furhman turns the reader into an investigating detective in this tightly written account of the murder of young Martha Moxley. We see Greenwich, the victim, the police and the murder through the eyes of an experienced and compssionate detective. And we relish it when Furhman gets in a couple of licks of his own against the truly frightening people who, like the friends of O.J.Simpson, gladly overlook a murder to protect their own interests: jobs, money or even trivialities like privacy. Fuhrman names them all, the toadying neighbors, friends and lawyers of the wealthy Skakel family, and leads us to his conclusion as to the identity of the murderer. The woefully inept police (shades of Boulder, CO!) nevertheless arrive at one conclusion. Fuhrman arrives at another. This reviewer decided that two people commited the murder together. You can decide for yourself. All the evidence is there. And your blood will run cold at the stunt the Skakel lawyers pulled when they realized that the onset of DNA evidence might prove fatal to their young clients - but I won't spoil it for you. Read the book. I can't wait to read Furhman's next.