Written in Blood by Diane Fanning
(St. Martin's True Crime Library)

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An army brat-turned-marine, he saw combat in Vietnam, and returned a decorated soldier. An avid reader, his dreams of being an acclaimed novelist came true. His desire to find love was fulfilled when he married brilliant executive Kathleen Atwater, the first female student accepted at Duke University's School of Engineering. The Petersons seemed the ideal academic couple- well-respected, prosperous, and happy.

All that came crashing down in December of 2001, when Kathleen apparently fell to her death in their secluded home in an exclusive area of Durham, North Carolina. But blood spattered evidence and a missing fireplace poker suggested calculated, cold-blooded murder. Her trusted husband stood accused. Prosecutors introduced evidence at trial that sixteen years earlier, Peterson was one of the last people to see his neighbor alive before she was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in her home in Germany. A dramatic trial followed in the explosive final chapter of a life that no novelist could ever have conceived... Written in Blood is a 2006 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Fact Crime.

About Diane Fanning

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Diane Fanning is a journalist and an Edgar Award Finalist author of ten true crime books. She has been featured on Court TV, the Discovery Channel and local TV channels as well as having been interviewed by countless radio stations across the States. Diane was born in Baltimore, Maryland, lived for more than two decades in Virginia, and now lives in New Braunfels, Texas.
Published February 1, 2005 by St. Martin's Paperbacks. 425 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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