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The Murder of Meredith Kercher

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One morning in early November 2007, police in the beautiful Italian city of Perugia made a gruesome discovery. The body of a young English exchange student from the University of Leeds, Meredith Kercher, was found under a blood-soaked duvet in her room in the small cottage she shared with other students. Her throat had been cut. Meredith's flatmate Amanda Knox, an American ...more
Paperback, 238 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by John Blake (first published 2009)
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Nov 29, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime
3.5 stars
An unbiased book, presents the facts of the already known crime and trials in an easy to read way, it gives some details I had already forgotten, but has some I think are totally accurate, but a good book nonetheless.
I forgot to mention that even though by all accounts, Meredith's death was tragic and a terrible loss, I got bored with the expression "poor Meredith" in tons and TONS of sentences.
Lily (WhoLockian)
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
The Murder of Meredith Kercher by Gary C. King
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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 e
Mark Saha
Nov 19, 2015 rated it did not like it
Gary C. King is an established "true crime" writer who has produced a "me too" book on the Amanda Knox case.

From what I can tell he has no particular bias one way or another, and tells the story chronologically as if it were a novel. We are assured in the preface that no fictional characters appear, and that he has followed the case closely from the beginning.

The problem here is a fatal one - for whatever the reason, Mr. King has only a very tenuous grasp of the facts. Everything, and I mean pre
Sep 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
I'd never really followed the Meredith Kercher murder so this was an interesting quick read way in. The book is superficial but doesn't pretend to be anything other than that. There is a good overview of the chronological sequence of events and the main points of evidence in the case. The appalling death that Meredith went through is quite vivid and the conclusion that can be drawn from the series of events, while up to the reader to make their mind up, is made obvious for all to see by the auth ...more
Stuart Smith
Apr 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
A very neutral book which gives the evidence with the arguments of both the prosecution and defence then leaves the reader to come to their own conclusion.

King goes into a bit more depth about Meredith and her life rather than usual superficial profile of other crime writers when describing the victim.
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Gary C. King is a freelance author and lecturer who has published more than 500 articles in true crime magazines in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. He is also the author of several true crime books including: Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer, Driven to Kill, Web of Deceit, Blind Rage, Savage Vengeance, An Early Grave, The Texas 7, Murder in Hollywood, Angels of Death, ...more
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