A Perfect Husband

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"Aphrodite Jones is one of the chief practitioners of the true crime genre." --Baltimore Sun

Michael Peterson was a decorated war veteran and bestselling novelist, his wife Kathleen a high-powered executive and devoted mother. They seemed to be the perfect couple, living a dream life--until the tragic night Michael found Kathleen at the bottom of the stairs in a pool of blood. He claimed her death was an accident. The prosecution put him behind bars. Then in a stunning reversal,...

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Overview

"Aphrodite Jones is one of the chief practitioners of the true crime genre." --Baltimore Sun

Michael Peterson was a decorated war veteran and bestselling novelist, his wife Kathleen a high-powered executive and devoted mother. They seemed to be the perfect couple, living a dream life--until the tragic night Michael found Kathleen at the bottom of the stairs in a pool of blood. He claimed her death was an accident. The prosecution put him behind bars. Then in a stunning reversal, a judge gave him another chance to stand trial, while his children proclaimed his innocence. Aphrodite Jones draws on exclusive interviews and disturbing new evidence to update this classic real-life thriller of marriage, manipulation, and murder.

"A classic true-crime page-turner." --M. William Phelps

"A richly detailed and deeply researched tale of a greedy, sociopathic killer." --Caitlin Rother, New York Times bestselling author of Lost Girls

"Prepare yourself for a journey into a meticulous criminal mind." --Corey Mitchell, author of Savage Son

Includes 16 Pages Of Dramatic Photos

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786032501
  • Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 422,934
  • Product dimensions: 4.10 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2013

    Comprehensive (LVR)

    I followed the trial on Court TV, watched the defense-biased documentary "The Staircase", and now, have read this book because I knew this author would write a concise overview of the whole tragedy. Not only did she do that, she includes information excluded from trial testimony, from behind-the-scenes, and interviews with key players. Now, ten years later, M. Peterson's conviction has been thrown out due to the Deaver/CBI malfesance, and he's been granted a new trial. It would have been a good time to include an update to this yet unfinished story! I hope Ms. Jones intends to cover the second trial...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Good

    Although i have read about K. Peterson by another author, i really like A. Jones book .. its a sad story a mothers life taken. This is well written .. Bn

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  • Posted September 13, 2012

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    It's great the Justice was Served This book, "A Perfect Hu

    It's great the Justice was Served

    This book, "A Perfect Husband" tells the true story of not one, but TWO women, who were killed by "falling down the stairs". Just reading the evidence and the amount of blood that was left at the crime scene PROVES that these falls were not accidents. The author, Aphrodite Jones retells this story quite well, and gives her readers all of the information that pertains to this case. This horrifying crime will captivate readers and make them root for first degree murder charges against Michael Peterson. Very good true crime book and I highly recommend this as well as the other books written by this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2006

    Justice finally comes for a very evil man

    This book was a really good read! Michael Peterson is a very evil man. He got what he deserved for what he did to Kathleen Peterson and Elizabeth Ratliff. At first he was all perfect with his wife, they were fine. Then things got bad. I could not put this book down, it was so good. It was very graphic, so if you have an easy stomach, I would not recommend it. If you enjoy a good crime mystery, this is the book for you. Someone should read this, because it shows how evil people can be, and how humans should not act. I really liked how it described everything so well, it was very descriptive. I did not like how gory it was. It grossed me out a little bit, but it was very intriguing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2005

    great book

    This book was great. I watched most of the trial on Court TV but this book fills in all of the gaps that you wondered about during the trial. What a psychopath Michael Peterson is!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2005

    finally elizabeth ratliff & kathleen get justice

    This is a fantastic true crime book. It brings deserved justice to Kathleen and Elizabeth. It is educational because it shows you how even the poeple we know and love could possibly be sociopaths. Michael Peterson is a truly evil man.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2005

    tragedy

    This book is based on real people - people who have suffered and continue to suffer due to the unscrupulous invasion of their privacy and the inadequacy of information they rely upon to condemn others. Anyone who would read this is personally disturbing the graves of all those involved.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2004

    a lover of truecrimes a can't put down book !!!!!!!!!!!

    this book was one of the best books ihave had in a long time i could not put it away.peterson is one mean man he should stay in jail till he dies for what he did to his wife and elizabeth ratliff.most the time when i read a book i feel bad for the person that did the killing but with this one it made me see that i have to look at it from both ends and not just think that the killer is getting a bad name from the book . u have to read this one .......

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2004

    Different But Good

    I just finished reading this book about 2 days ago and I found it very interesting. I love Aphrodite Jones and have read a good deal of her books. I only have 2 books left and then she'll have to write more hehe. It is amazing just how much people 'really' love each other and how they really show it. I guess it just goes to show that no matter how long you have known someone you don't really know them.

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