Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

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by Harry N. MacLean
     
 

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Once Upon A Time, A True Story of Memory, Murder and the Law.

By Harry N. MacLean

In 1989, Eileen Franklin, a young California housewife, claimed to recover a repressed memory of her father killing her playmate 20 earlier. In a landmark trial, the father was charged and convicted of first-degree murder, based solely on his daughter�s testimony.… See more details below

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Once Upon A Time, A True Story of Memory, Murder and the Law.

By Harry N. MacLean

In 1989, Eileen Franklin, a young California housewife, claimed to recover a repressed memory of her father killing her playmate 20 earlier. In a landmark trial, the father was charged and convicted of first-degree murder, based solely on his daughter�s testimony. This book chronicles the trial, explores the remarkably dysfunctional Franklin family and delves into the credibility of repressed memories as evidence.

This version contains a 2011 Epilogue, which details the reasons for the reversal of George Franklin�s conviction and the refusal of the district attorney to retry him for murder.

Once Upon a Time was selected as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. The New York Times called it a �deceptively important work. . . a many faceted and important study. MacLean gives an account of the trial which is comprehensive yet suspenseful, enriched by his insights into the tactics and emotions of the opposing lawyers.�

Steve Martini, author of Compelling Evidence, wrote: �A tragic but gripping story, and expertly crafted. Mr. MacLean has a positive talent for detail, and an obvious knowledge of the law. I congratulate him on a masterfully told story�.

Nancy Taylor Rosenberg, author of Mitigating Circumstances, wrote: �Once Upon A Time is a well-written and meticulous account of a true human drama. . The author�s objective viewpoint in presenting these facts makes for a compelling and challenging read. . The uncharted terrain of the human mind and its ability to repress as well as deceive are fascinating food for thought.�

Tony Hillerman, author of Talking God and Coyote Waits, declares that �MacLean gives us a fascinating look at a fascinating crime.�

Kim Kantrell of True Crime Book Review, wrote: �If there�s any true crime writer out there that can give my favorite author the late Jack Olsen a run for his spot on the list, it has to be Harry MacLean. . MacLean has a unique ability to take a high profile case, dig up new and interesting facts, put it together with a detailed and thought-provoking narrative. . It is so well written that not to read it would be to miss a true crime classic.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149665136
Publisher:
Crime Rant Classics
Publication date:
07/30/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
166,752
File size:
2 MB

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