Random House, Inc. Aphrodite Jones is one of the chief practitioners of the true crime genre. --Baltimore Sun
Michael Peterson was a decorated war veteran and bestselling novelist, his wife Kathleen a high-powered executive and devoted mother. They seemed to be the perfect couple, living a dream life--until the tragic night Michael found Kathleen at the bottom of the stairs in a pool of blood. He claimed her death was an accident. The prosecution put him behind bars. Then in a stunning reversal, a judge gave him another chance to stand trial, while his children proclaimed his innocence. Aphrodite Jones draws on exclusive interviews and disturbing new evidence to update this classic real-life thriller of marriage, manipulation, and murder.
"A classic true-crime page-turner." --M. William Phelps
"A richly detailed and deeply researched tale of a greedy, sociopathic killer." --Caitlin Rother, New York Times bestselling author of Lost Girls
"Prepare yourself for a journey into a meticulous criminal mind." --Corey Mitchell, author of Savage Son
Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos
Baker & Taylor Relates how, in December of 2001, novelist Michael Peterson brutally beat his wife, Kathleen, to death in order to collect on her life insurance, and how investigators, after delving into his past, discovered that he was involved in a similar case years before. Reissue.
Baker & Taylor Relates how, in December of 2001, novelist Michael Peterson brutally beat his wife, Kathleen, to death in order to collect on her life insurance after having been involved in a similar case years before.