Death by Cyanide: The Murder of Dr. Autumn Klein

Death by Cyanide: The Murder of Dr. Autumn Klein

by Paula Reed Ward


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781611689037
Publisher: University Press of New England
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Pages: 250
Sales rank: 785,737
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

PAULA REED WARD has been a reporter for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette since 2003, and prior to that was a reporter at the Savannah Morning News and the Pottsville (PA) Republican & Evening Herald. She has covered over a dozen capital murder trials. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Saving One of Their Own
Who Was Autumn Klein?
Who Was Bob Ferrante?
The Investigation Begins
Ferrante Becomes a Suspect
Life in Boston
Life in Pittsburgh
The Arrest
The Fallout
Legal Wrangling
The Case Begins
The Case against Him
Testing for Cyanide
The Case for Him
Ferrante Takes the Stand
The Verdict
The Aftermath
List of Sources

What People are Saying About This

Deborah Blum

“In Death by Cyanide, journalist Paula Ward tells an Agatha Christie worthy true story of poison, murder, and the relentless detective work needed to catch a very devious—and very well educated—killer.”

Michael Fleeman

“Paula Ward delivers a gripping story of love, family, deception and death, keeping the reader on edge to the very end.”

Jeanne Marie Laskas

“Meticulously reported,Death by Cyanideis a gripping page-turner—a sensational and shocking story that will satisfy any true crime fan. But Paula Reed Ward, a wonderful storyteller, raises the bar: this is a respectful, contemplative book that fully transports. I won’t soon forget Dr. Autumn Klein.”

John Glatt

“Paula Ward has delivered a riveting portrait of a cold, calculating killer who committed an unimaginable crime.”

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Death by Cyanide: The Murder of Dr. Autumn Klein 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lovesbooks123 More than 1 year ago
This book is excellent and kept me wanting to keep reading. Paula Reed Ward is such a good writer and true crime teller. I enjoyed reading the backgrounds of Dr. Autumn Klein and her despicable husband. Being from Pittsburgh, I especially liked knowing about the places that Paula Ward wrote about. It made the book more personal to me. I learned so much about the judicial system and cyanide. I also learned about how evil one man can be. This book kept me in suspense until the very end. I look forward to the author's next book!
Anonymous 6 hours ago
The author may have done a diligent job of assembling a story, and many will find the writing style gripping. But it is hard to be a fan of a book that assists in the railroading of a wrongfully convicted man. A detailed examination of the timeline, which the author has mangled, shows cyanide poisoning to be impossible. If the author claims to be an investigative journalist, she should have highlighted the flaws of the prosecution argument, of which there are many, but instead she devotes pages to suggested intrigue and conspiracy in the private lives of the two unfortunate victims. A good read if you like fiction.