A Murder in Wellesley

The Inside Story of An Ivy-League Doctor's Double Life, His Slain Wife, and the Trial That Gripped the Nation

Farmer, Tom

Unknown - 2012
Average Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5.
A Murder in Wellesley
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On Halloween morning in 1999, Mabel Greineder was savagely murdered along a wooded trail in the well-heeled community of Wellesley, Massachusetts. As the shock following the brutal killing slowly subsided, the community was further shaken when the focus of the investigation turned to her husband, Dirk Greineder, a prominent physician and family man who was soon revealed to be leading a secret double life involving prostitutes, pornography, and trysts solicited through the Internet. A Murder in Wellesley takes the reader far beyond the headlines and national news coverage spawned by "May" Greineder's killing and tells the untold story of the meticulous investigation led by Marty Foley, the lead State Police detective on the case, from the morning of the murder through Dirk Greineder's ultimate conviction. Exhaustive interviews with key figures in the case, including many who have not talked publicly until now, contribute to an unprecedented behind-the-scenes account of how investigators methodically built their case against Greineder and how the sides taken by Dirk and May's relatives aided the investigation but bitterly divided their families. A fascinating true-crime procedural that is also a deeply unsettling tale of the psychopath you thought you knew, of deceptions and double lives, and of families torn apart by an unthinkable crime. Culminating in one of the most dramatic courtroom spectacles in recent memory (aired nationally on Court TV), A Murder in Wellesley reveals the truth behind the murder that gripped a nation.

Publisher: Boston : Northeastern University Press, c2012
ISBN: 155553791X
9781555537913
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 F234m
HV6534.W45 F37 2012
Characteristics: 314 p., [12] p. of plates : ill., map ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Foley, Marty (Martin T.)

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Dec 10, 2012
  • jimg2000 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

The true-crime book is somewhat interesting as it dealt with the conviction of a Yale trained Harvard MD on murdering his wife, mother of three angelic children who all attended or attending Yale and two were in MD training. Unfortunately, the authors did not have any interview with those who believe in the MD's innocence. Here is the author on NBC dateline:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14102053/ns/dateline_nbc/t/murder-morses-pond/#.UMYv6KxCOuI

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