Stone Cold Guilty: The People V. Scott Lee Peterson

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Stone Cold Guilty is a unique and unprecedented treatment employing real-time facts and analysis, law review, psychological insight, and critique of the defense case. Dillon includes an exclusive collaboration with Gene Ralston, head of Ralston & Associates, regarding the underwater investigation and evidence omitted from the trial.

What Stone Cold Guilty can offer that will set it apart from other books on the case includes - intimate, accessible, real-time reporting and ...

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Overview

Stone Cold Guilty is a unique and unprecedented treatment employing real-time facts and analysis, law review, psychological insight, and critique of the defense case. Dillon includes an exclusive collaboration with Gene Ralston, head of Ralston & Associates, regarding the underwater investigation and evidence omitted from the trial.

What Stone Cold Guilty can offer that will set it apart from other books on the case includes - intimate, accessible, real-time reporting and analysis that did not appear in mainstream media. - Compelling evidence that Laci was already dead and had been taken to the Bay before 10:08 am December 24, 2002 - That Peterson made two trips to the San Francisco Bay and why the prosecutors did not present that theory at trial. - Peterson self-sabotaged the "perfect crime" because of his personality. - Fruit of the investigation that was not introduced (or not admitted) at trial, including results of the various dog tracking, sonar findings, and specific deep-water research on Peterson's computer. - An exclusive series chronicling the underwater investigation, with photographs, charts and expert narrative provided by Gene Ralston, head of Ralston & Associates, a side-scan sonar expert involved in the search for Laci Peterson.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781411634534
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • Publication date: 6/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2006

    The Book is a Fraud

    There is nothing 'new' offered in this over-written piece of opinionated trash, other than the author's unqualified speculation about things she obviously does not understand. Did that sentence seem long? Get used to it and more if you buy this poor excuse for a wannabe armchair hindsight gossip spreading annoyance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    Not Recommended

    This blog made into a book by the author covers the unfolding events surrounding the disappearance and murder of Laci Peterson as seen through the eyes of Ms. Dillon, a Walter Mitty like character who lives a rich fantasy life. Within the first two pages, days after Laci Peterson¿s disappearance, Ms. Dillon becomes a clairvoyant, predicting that Laci¿s husband Scott murdered Laci because he didn¿t want the baby, suffered from control issues and had a girlfriend. p Among the many roles Ms. Dillon plays are police detective, telling us how she would investigate this case and gossip columnist, reporting every rumor in the media or sent to her by email. Ms. Dillon gives one of the characters she plays the name Dr. ¿N¿ Buster. She describes the doctor as ¿a self-proclaimed armchair expert on narcissism.¿ The most interesting thing we learn about narcissists is that they live a rich fantasy life. /p Long and tiresome portions of the book detail trial hearings, motions and testimony which gives Ms. Dillon a chance to play attorney, explaining California law and giving legal advice to Scott Peterson¿s defense attorney, Mark Geragos. Ms. Dillon concludes her mind¿s look at the Laci Peterson murder by declaring that the publicity and trial served a divine purpose, representing a spiritual battle. In a Pat Robertson like finale, she proclaims both Mark Geragos and Scott¿s dad to be the devil. About the only character that Ms. Dillon does not play is a good writer. Her writing seems clichéd and long-winded and her ¿paragraphs¿ often consist of random thoughts. Without any self-awareness, she accuses Mark Geragos of ¿grandiose garrulousness.¿ Was that a long word? Be prepare for plenty more if you read this book because Ms. Dillon confuses long words and long sentences with interesting and concise writing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2005

    Very Good and Unique

    A very well written book. The only one to cover the trial and to include full analysis.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2005

    Stay away from this book

    If being a Peterson trial groupie qualifies one to write a book, then this book might be up your alley. Plenty of weirdos at the Jackson trial as well, maybe they'll publish thier memoirs as well. If I sound a bit upset, I am. This book does a diservice to Laci's family and the larger public. If you can't get this case out of your system, pick up a copy of Catherine Crier's 'A Deadly Game.' Crier's book is the definative report on the case. Pick up Crier's book, then put this case to bed already.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    Stone Cold Guilty: The People V. Scott Lee Peterson

    Nicely presented, you'll find this chronology easy to follow. Clever and catchy titles and short segments. This lets the reader pick the book up any time, like reading articles. It's an interesting style and sets this book apart from the other books on the case. This is a collection of short, powerful pieces that span from the time Laci disappeared to the day Peterson is sent to San Quentin. Dillon uses first person from the get-go so you know it's her voice. You either like her voice or you don't. If you like it, you will love this book. Portraits of Peterson and Geragos are sometimes humorous, at times pathetic or sad. Hanging out with Dillon is always interesting. Some readers prefer simpler fare, because the mental exertion required reading this book may be a bit too much. Brava to Ms. Dillon - this is an unforgettable book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    Stone Cold Guilty: The People V. Scott Lee Peterson

    Dillon's tough, point-blank observations make this book read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it's not fiction. It's a riveting quest for the truth about the most publicized trial in recent history. What will your verdict be? Dillon probes with bulldog-like tenacity the evidence for the truth and makes media skeptics out of us in the process. This book is so good I read it out loud to my wife evenings after dinner. Every person interested in this case should own it. The personal narrative crackles with the earthy humor, vibrant characterizations, and shrewd social observations. Wonderful fun and very moving, this book will serve as a reference for the Peterson case for years to come.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2005

    A five star read!

    I truly enjoyed this journal-style journey to justice. The author's descriptive writing style made me feel as if I were there as I read the book and pictured it in my mind's eye. This book offers something that hasn't been offered in previous books on this case; excerpts of actual trial transcripts, and concise summary of what happened in the courtroom. Combine that with the author's comprehensive knowledge of the narcissistic personality, the insider's knowledge of the sonar search, this book had me spellbound from cover to cover. I highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2005

    Very disappointing - Do NOT recommend

    I purchased this book hoping that it would be a comprehensive compilation of the investigation and trial of Scott Peterson. Instead, what I found, were arrognant opinions and speculations by a houswife who knew no more, no less, than the average person following this sensational case. Claims of containing 'legal analysis' and 'law review' are erroneous and unfounded. I have worked in the legal profession for two decades. Ms. Dillon lacks any formal training & education in law, law enforcement and/or investigation. She does she consult with any named legal professionals to provide her with a legal analysis. Purely, armchair opinion and not at all a 'legal analysis' as promoted. Further, Ms. Dillon does not even use proper citation formats when citing legal cases. I found the format to be interesting and refresshing. For that, she gets one star. Otherwise, the writing style, abundant use of adjectives and adverbs to convey her message, and sentences that drone on for an entire paragraph, to be monotrous and a chore to read. Ms. Dillon should have invested in hiring a qualified editor and consulted a reliable source for her 'legal analysis'. This book misses the mark by far. I do not recommend this book to anyone. It is self-published for a reason. There is no credible publisher that would touch this book with a ten foot pole. After this book, I purchased Judge/Attorney Catherine Crier's 'A Deadly Game'. I highly recommend Crier's book as one filled with unknown tidbits and an excellent chronology of the investigation. Five stars to Crier. One star to Dillon to who does not make it as an author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2005

    Seriously a bore

    This book is a long-winded farce, nothing but pure opinion by a blogger, like we didn't have enough of those floating around without them all thinking they have a worthy book to write? After reading the first third of this thing, I started to wonder why in the world anyone published it. A little research solved that question: she published it herself.

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