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It's not that most people in town don't have any clue who performed the crime, Dumas shows, but that a moat of distance lies between the killer and those who would punish such a crime, a distance mainly built on the power, money, and political connections of the wealthy Skakel family, related by marriage to the Kennedys.
Dumas weaves a spellbinding tale, cut in the mold of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood or, more recently, John Berendt's Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil. Fans of those works will almost certainly enjoy this evocative and finely constructed story as well. --Tjames Madison
I read this book recently; well after the conviction. The chapters were all quite long, but the author's writing style allowed me to forget about that. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Gordon
This book by Timothy Dumas is the most accurate summary of this case. The author has a good feel for the people of Greewich where the murder occurred since he himself lived there... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Lojack
Good book. In fact the book is really scary. Makes you want justice done. Good price also. I liked it.Published 24 months ago by Kay Forrest
This book is riveting and well written. Instead of scanning paragraphs I found myself reading every word and staying up late.
I've read dozens of true crime stories. Read more
Levitt and Fuhrman are well worth reading, too, but Timothy Dumas' book is my favorite of the three by far. Read morePublished on April 18, 2011 by S. Zales
The author was originally from Greenwich and seems to be quite knowledgeable about the history. His research of the murder was the best possible since he was 14 years old at that... Read morePublished on September 25, 2010 by Arnetta Dandrea
I had seen on TRU TV the saga of beautiful Martha Moxley getting
murdered. So sad and senseless. Read more
I have read many, many books in my life, ranging from the sublime to the ridiculous, e.g., Stendhal to Sheldon (Sidney, that is), but I can't remember reading a book this bad in... Read morePublished on August 18, 2008 by Carl Stewart
Not at all like the movie based on the true story written by Mark Fuhrman. I was expecting some familiar link and there was none. Tom Dumas is not a true crime writer, my friends.Published on June 26, 2006 by BirdyTHW