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 [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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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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Overview

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.
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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: 9781555537975
  • Publisher: Northeastern University Press
  • Publication date: 9/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 328
  • Sales rank: 365,767
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

TOM FARMER, a former award-winning Boston newspaper reporter and editor, covered the Greineder murder case for the Boston Herald. MARTY FOLEY spent more than 24 years with the Massachusetts State Police before retiring in 2007 with the rank of Detective Lieutenant.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1• Chapter 2
Chapter 3
Chapter 4
Chapter 5
Chapter 6
Chapter 7
Chapter 8
Chapter 9
Chapter 10
Chapter 11
Chapter 12
Chapter 13
Chapter 14
Chapter 15
Chapter 16
Chapter 17
Chapter 18
Chapter 19
Chapter 20
Chapter 21
Chapter 22
Chapter 23
Chapter 24
Chapter 25
Chapter 26
Epilogue
Authors’ Note
Bibliography
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2012

    Read it!!!

    Once I started I couldn't wait to finish the book. I liked the style of writing. It gave you all the viewpoints. I remember watching the court case on TV and this book enlightened me on areas I didn't understand before.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2013

    This is one of the best books I ever read.  It was hard to put i

    This is one of the best books I ever read.  It was hard to put it down. These authors did a fabulous job.
    I reported criminal cases for 37 years and really enjoyed the courtroom action.  I never could grasp the importance 
    of the bloody towel from the Ritz Carlton or the nails from the hardware store.  I would rate it a 10.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2013

    Well reported

    detailed development of a case, following police, family dynamics, trial, etc. Well written reporting in great detail.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2013

    Recommend this book

    I thought this book was well written and very interesting.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Very good

    Excellent read, love the way author wrote this book !! sad another innocent life taken by a person who is suppossed to love you, and whom you trust .. you have it all n in a moments time its gone .... Bn

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2013

    I loved this book - couldn't put it down. A fascinating true c

    I loved this book - couldn't put it down. A fascinating true crime story, it also brings in the personalities of the people involved and helped me understand law enforcement and their impressive, unrelenting search for justice and closure for victim's families. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys learning how criminal cases unfold.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted January 21, 2013

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