Murder in Connecticut: The Shocking Crime That Destroyed a Family and United a Community

Murder in Connecticut: The Shocking Crime That Destroyed a Family and United a Community

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by Michael Benson
     
 

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An incisive, unflinching account of the shocking, summer 2007 Connecticut crime that is still making national headlines, Murder in Connecticut examines what happened to Dr. William Petit, his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, in the early morning hours of July 23 in the quiet town of Cheshire--and how their community

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An incisive, unflinching account of the shocking, summer 2007 Connecticut crime that is still making national headlines, Murder in Connecticut examines what happened to Dr. William Petit, his wife Jennifer Hawke-Petit, and their two daughters, Hayley and Michaela, in the early morning hours of July 23 in the quiet town of Cheshire--and how their community rallied bravely around the sole survivor of this vicious home invasion.
 
Who was the Petit family? How were they marked for murder by their killers, Joshua Komisarjevsky and Steven Hayes? How could these men have dreamed up such a crime? And will these horrifying murders--with startling similarities to the case in Truman Capote's classic In Cold Blood--really be the impetus behind sweeping parole reform laws that will not only affect Connecticut, but all of America?
 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781599217055
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
09/24/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
523,367
File size:
655 KB

Meet the Author

Michael Benson is the author or coauthor of fifty books, including the Pinnacle true-crime books---Betrayal in Blood and Hooked up for Murder and Lethal Embrace (with Roger Mladinich)--as well as Inside Secret Societies, Who's Who in the JFK Assassination, and Complete Idiot's Guides to NASA, National Security, The CIA, Submarines, and Modern China. His other works include presidential biographies and true crime books for young readers. Originally from Rochester, N.Y., Benson is a graduate of Hofstra University and now resides in Brooklyn.

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Murder in Connecticut 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
AvidTrueStoryReader More than 1 year ago
I think this was written just to capitalize on a horrific murder. I can go to the newspapers and read what was written in this book. Terrible read. Don't waste your money!
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