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Murder in Greenwich

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In this powerful new book, expert investigator Mark Fuhrman, the controversial former LAPD homicide detective and author of the national bestseller Murder in Brentwood, uncovers explosive new information as he analyses the still unsolved murder of fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley, who was bludgeoned with a golf club on the grounds of her family's exclusive Greenwich, Connec ...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published January 6th 1999 by Avon (first published 1998)
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I'll admit it, I don't like Mark Fuhrman .

But that's okay because he's an admitted racist and a convicted liar, so I feel pretty good about my dislike of him.

The only reason I read this book is because I'm in a book club and our reading prompt was to

Find a book on your Read shelf from over a year ago that you didn't particularly enjoy.

I don't tend to keep books I read and didn't like so I only had a few choices and I decided to go with this one because its still topical.

Guess what guys

I hated
Oct 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011
On the night of October 30, 1975, Martha Moxley was beaten to death with a golf club on the grounds of her family's estate. Blonde, pretty, happy, and wholesome, Martha was just 15 years old when she was killed. Several suspects were focused upon, but the whole investigation was screwed up, and then covered up, from the get-go. The neighborhood where the Moxleys lived was extremely wealthy; their neighbors were in fact the Skakels, who are of relation to the Kennedys. And as we are all too well ...more
Feb 03, 2009 rated it it was amazing
mark fuhrman rules.
Dennis Littrell
Apr 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime
Fuhrman, Mark. Murder in Greenwich (1998)***
Exorcizing daemons

Fuhrman gets to exorcize some daemons here while playing judge and jury. He convicts Michael Skakel of the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley, and that's good since there's little doubt the sick little rich boy did it. Fuhrman also takes the Greenwich police to task for bungling the investigation and for being afraid to go after anyone in the rich and politically powerful Skakel family. He calls them "servants of the rich," but of course th
Debbie Lisman
Apr 14, 2011 rated it really liked it
Amazing book! This is the story of the brutal murder of Martha Moxley in 1975 outside her home in Greenwich Conneticut when she was only 15. She was blungeoned to death with a golf club in an affluent gated community and found under a pine tree in her own yead. This is a fascinating analogy of who the murderer was. Fuhrman is no doubt right on target with this book.
Jan 13, 2008 rated it liked it
The story itself is interesting, but Fuhrman's writing style is amateurish and smug.
Aug 13, 2011 added it
Shelves: 2005
I found this book more interesting than I thought it would be. I had heard about this murder via TV at one point. The author is Mark Fuhrman, who was the detective in the O.J. Simpson case, retired from the LAPD and now lives in Idaho. In this book he details the inept handling of the Martha Moxley murder, which occurred in 1975, by the Greenwich, CT police. It is an interesting study of what happened in the case when the combinations of a naïve police force, botched investigation procedures and ...more
Aug 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I had never even seen a clip about this crime before reading this book, but I have to thank Mark Fuhrman for making it so comprehensible after a then 20+ year miscarriage of justice. I do believe Mark has pinpointed the viable suspect, and will be continuing research on this later tonight.
This one will be on my mind for many weeks to come.

Update: after continuing my research, I have become very upset, and weeks will now seemingly turn into a year or more
Jan 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-non-fiction
Dominick Dunne wrote a juicy fictionalization of the Martha Moxley murder. I got interested in the case and found this book by Mark Fuhrman written in 1998. Based on his analysis he determined that Michael Skakel probably committed the murder. In 2003 M. Skakel was convicted. The rumors of police being paid off by a wealthy family is disturbing. The death of Martha is heartbreaking. I shouldn't read true crime books I get too upset.
Kim Taras
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Such a sad case but well done by Fuhrman providing the facts. It's sad that money can cover up such a crime and that no one wants to tell the truth, even after all this time. One of these brothers did it. There is no reason for an outside person to have done such a thing, even if they were in the neighborhood that night.
Dec 27, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a true story about a fifteen year old girl murdered in a rich neighborhood. It explores the case,clues, and suspects. The case was not solved for twenty years or more. The lesson is you may not always know the people you see and talk to every day.
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read this years ago and just couldn't get into the book. I found it boring and true murder books are ones I like to read now and then.
Sep 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
An excellent read. Mark Fuhrman rather easily solves a crime that was beyond the reach of the Greenwich PD.
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I found this book hard to put down.
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
After I finished this book, I had to Google the case to find out whom was charged for the death of Martha Moxley.
Sarah Knudsen
There was no need for all the victim blaming.
Apr 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
Didn’t finish. I’m not into the true crime genre.
Jun 03, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
Shoutout to Mark Fuhrman for his dedication on somehow helping solve the case of a 15-year old girl, Martha Moxley, who was heartlessly murdered and for all his bravery and effort that he put into making this very book!

In this novel, he showed no sign of fear as he delivered his concise yet articulate observations and findings regarding the case; being an expert investigator and a former homicide detective that he was.

What I admire most was his bravery and how he held firmly to his beliefs desp
Jun 11, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
As a follow up to fiction reading A Season in Purgatory (Dominick Dunne) this books deals with the facts surrounding the 1975 Martha Moxley murder and was written from a people and police detective prespective. Fuhrman makes it clear that the Greenwich police 1. did not know how to conduct and process and crime scene in addition to 2. maybe bypassing things because of who the Skakals were. Money and it's power is a common theme between the two books. This story wasn't actually pleasure reading, ...more
Feb 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction
this is about my grandmother's cousin's daughter. i've been meaning to read this for years.

this book is amazing! it is all true and extremely interesting to read. i didn't want to put it down. Fuhrman did an excellent job and maybe i'll look into some of his other books some day (like the OJ Simpson one). CSI work, detective work, homicide work is a special skill that has to be taken seriously and followed to the letter so that a killer can be brought to justice.
E. Allen
Feb 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I liked this very intriguing book. Murder in Greenwich is a true life crime story about the 1975 Greenwich Connecticut murder of Martha Moxley. The book went into detail of the night before the 15-year-old's body was discovered bludgeoned to death in her own yard. It also talked about the suspects involved and why the case remained unsolved for so many years.
The book points to Michael Skakel, Moxley's neighbor and nephew to Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, as the actual murderer.
Sep 20, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime, 2012
I feel as though this book could've been shorter. Mark Fuhrman, obviously was a cop/detective, not an author. He writes like a cop, which is fine, unless you have to read 400 pages like that. He repeats himself a lot (a cop tactic), and honestly I got tired of hearing some of the same things over and over. The story itself is interesting, and really opens your eyes to how some LE agencies will help to cover the tracks of the famous or wealthy.
Apr 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I read this book a long time ago and now that I am starting Murder in Brentwood I remembered that I had read it and found it to be very interesting. I believe the Martha Moxley story is still in the news and a tv movie was made about it. The real interest seems to be that a member of the Kennedy family is presumed to be the killer, but the sad and most important aspect is that a young girl was murdered.
Lisa Keating
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Very good book. I remember Fuhrman from the O.J. trial, and he was a total a**, with that being said he is a much better author then police officer. This book was easy to read and told a lot about Martha and her family. It is also a good look at the fact that crime has always happened, it is just now you hear about everything via television, computer, laptop, tablet, phone, etc. then you did at the time of this crime.
Nov 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime
I liked this book. The timeline gets a little confusing at some points, and the author repeats some events in different portions of the book. There is a timeline at the end of the book, I am such a chronological person, I would have used it throughout the reading if I had realized it was back there. He solves the crime at the end of the book, and I looked it up on the internet, and sure enough... the bad guy goes to jail. I also watched the movie afterwards.
May 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
To be honest I really liked this book I could not put it down, it wasn't a conventional murder mystery novel it was just a bunch of facts and speculation about who killed Martha. I've seen the lifetime movie and know who did kill her but it was still interesting to read in depth about all the people involved. Good book :)
May 18, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: true-crime, 2012-read
A well done account of the murder of Martha Moxely in Greenwich, CT, and the poor investigative job done by the local police. Fuhrman provides good explanation on the general principles of how an investigation should be conducted. He also provides some information that suggests someone interfered with the evidence--there may have been a cover up.
Valerie Carpenter parzyck
I liked this book, it was just WAY TOO LONG. Too many details, I felt, were unnecessary. Kudos, however, to the author for his persistence in this case and coming up with a theory that seems extremely plausible. I'd love to see a new edition with a recent addendum as this edition is from 1998.
Apriljane Petersen
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Great book...interesting. Since I first started reading it just didn't want to stop reading. Day and night would keep reading and it only took me about 3 days to finish the entire book. Great book would recommended it too anyone.
Mar 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the book that gave rise to the Connecticut Grand Jury investigation of the murder of 15 year old Martha Moxley, who was bludgeoned with a golf club on the grounds of her family's exclusive Greenwich CT estate on Oct. 30, 1975.
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Former LAPD detective, true crime writer and talk radio host.

He is primarily known for his part in the investigation of the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman and his subsequent felony conviction for perjury.