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

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

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by Tom Farmer, Marty Foley
     
 

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Inside one of New England's most infamous murders

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Publishers Weekly
The bizarre case of the 1999 murder of May Greineder of Wellesley, Mass., is explored in all its unsettling detail byBoston Heraldreporter Farmer and former Massachusetts State Police detective Foley, a key investigator. The Greineder family seemed picture-perfect: a rock-solid 31-year marriage and three successful children. But on Halloween, 1999, Dr. Dirk Greineder and his wife, May, took their dog for a walk in the woods; hours later, May was dead with a fractured skull and multiple stab wounds. From the outset, Dirk was the main suspect. The police found work gloves, a folding knife, and a small hammer hurriedly stashed near where witnesses saw Dirk emerge from the woods, contradicting Dirk’s story that he left May, who had a bad back, took their dog to the pond, and returned to find May’s mutilated corpse. Damning evidence mounted, including revelations that Dirk visited hardcore porn sites online and solicited prostitutes. While his guilt is never in question for the reader, Farmer and Foley imbue the investigation and subsequent trial with suspense, going to great lengths to flesh out the players. 20 illus., 1 map. (Oct.)
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“The bizarre case of the 1999 murder of May Greineder of Wellesley, Mass., is explored in all its unsettling detail by Boston Herald reporter Farmer and former Massachusetts State Police detective Foley, a key investigator. . . . While Dirk Greineder’s guilt is never in question for the reader, Farmer and Foley imbue the investigation and subsequent trial with suspense, going to great lengths to flesh out the players."—Publishers Weekly

“This is tragedy. Pass the popcorn.”—NY Daily News

“From the crime scene to the courtroom, Boston Herald reporter Tom Farmer covered every twist and turn in the Halloween murder of Mabel “May” Greineder, a Wellesley mother of three killed by her husband, Dr. Dirk Greineder nearly 13 years ago... a chilling account of Greineder’s murder and her husband’s conviction... those who read early release copies of the book ‘haven’t been able to put it down.”—The Eagle-Tribune, No. Andover, MA

“A story of how our judicial systemshouldwork.”—mmbookandmovie.blogspot.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555537913
Publisher:
Northeastern University Press
Publication date:
10/09/2012
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
882,983
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

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Casey Sherman
“The Greineder murder case—one that I covered as a journalist and one that still gives me chills. In A Murder in Wellesley, authors Tom Farmer and Marty Foley show me all that I didn’t know about the investigation and its consequences. They take you deep into the heart of the murder probe and deeper into the black heart of the unlikely killer.”
Stephanie Schorow
"Mesmerizing from its first pages to its breathless conclusion, A Murder in Wellesley takes you on a twisting path that delves into the darkness lurking behind the facade of a perfect marriage. In bone-chilling detail, the authors recount a brutal murder in a wealthy suburb and reveal the step-by-step procedures investigators take to catch and convict the killer. The true-life narrative is cross between a murder mystery and a CSI spin off with heartrending portrayals of the victim and her family as well as an insider's perspective on crime solving. Anyone fascinated by crime dramas will find this a page-turner."
Stephanie Schorow, co-author, The Boston Mob Guide, and author, The Crime of the Century: How The Brink's Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston
Stephanie Schorow
“Mesmerizing from its first pages to its breathless conclusion, A Murder in Wellesley takes you on a twisting path that delves into the darkness lurking behind the façade of a perfect marriage. In bone-chilling detail, the authors recount a brutal murder in a wealthy suburb and reveal the step-by-step procedures investigators take to catch and convict the killer. The true-life narrative is cross between a murder mystery and a CSI spin off with heartrending portrayals of the victim and her family as well as an insider’s perspective on crime solving. Anyone fascinated by crime dramas will find this a page-turner.”
Rod Englert
“Farmer and Foley have cobbled together a fascinating true crime story that keeps you engaged all the way through. The detective work by Foley is brilliant, entertaining and frustrating as he weaves through the lies and deceit of a prominent physician convicted of planning then staging the murder of his wife. You will feel Foley’s suspenseful ups and downs as Farmer takes you from the crime scene to the courtroom exposing lust, sex, greed, and internal politics.”

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