Laci: Inside the Laci Peterson Murder

Laci: Inside the Laci Peterson Murder

by Michael Fleeman
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Overview

Laci: Inside the Laci Peterson Murder by Michael Fleeman

Praying for a happy ending, friends and family stood by Laci's grieving husband Scott. Four months later, Laci's decomposed body was found in the murky waters of San Francisco Bay. The body of her child had washed ashore about a mile away, after a possible "coffin birth." It was a sad closure to an exhaustive search, and a grim end to a marriage that by all accounts had appeared to be perfect.

Scott Peterson's behavior had cast a mysterious shadow over the death of his pregnant wife: his alibi on the day of the disappearance was questionable; he admitted to an affair with another woman; and when he was finally charged with capital murder, he had altered his appearance. Almost immediately, the media condemned Scott, even though he maintains his innocence. Is Scott Peterson a victim of circumstantial evidence? Despite the state attorney general's claim of a "slam dunk", the case that has gripped the nation is much more complex, and is yielding even more questions, doubts, accusations, and shocking revelations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429904339
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Series: St. Martin's True Crime Library Series
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 243,945
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Michael Fleeman is an associate bureau chief for People magazine in Los Angeles and a former reporter for The Associated Press. His books include the true crime stories The Stranger in My Bed and Love You Madly. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

Michael Fleeman is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and editor and the author of several true-crime books published by St. Martin's Press, including the New York Times best-seller The Stranger in My Bed and Crazy for You about the Andrea Sneiderman murder case in Atlanta. Fleeman will be appearing in the second season of Investigation Discovery's "Tabloid," a series about sensational true-crime stories.

A graduate of UC Berkeley and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, Fleeman previously was West Coast Editor of PEOPLE.com, overseeing entertainment and crime/human interest reporting for PEOPLE magazine's website out of Los Angeles. Prior to that, he was a reporter for the Associated Press in Los Angeles and New Jersey, covering the O.J. Simpson and Timothy McVeigh trials, general assignment and entertainment.

Fleeman has covered all the major awards shows and film festivals, including the Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Grammys and SAG Awards, and his work has been repeatedly honored by the Los Angeles Press Club. His O.J. Simpson trial coverage was nominated by the AP for a Pulitzer Prize.

A frequently requested public speaker and television commentator, Fleeman appears regularly on Entertainment Tonight, "E! True Hollywood Story," Inside Edition, HLN's "Showbiz Tonight," CNN and a variety of true-crime programs on TruTV, Investigation Discovery and Oxygen. He most recently participated on panels at the conference of the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society.

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Laci 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is, more or less, a joke. I can't even bring myself to finish it, it's so badly done. The book is chock-full of errors, I know this from reading Sharon Rocha's book and reading the information on the website, this book is inaccurate and it makes the author seem unintelligent. Bottom line: If you can't take the time to research your story right and try to get the best and most accurate information possible, you shouldn't be writing a book. I doubt I will ever purchase books from this author, or this series of True Crime books again. I wouldn't reccomend this book to anyone, not anyone who wants a truthful account of the tragedy that is the Laci Peterson story. I think the author was just trying to cash in on someone else's misfortune. Sorry to say, but that's the vibe I got from it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am a person that is very interested in this case and the details around it, so i decided to read this book. For one, anyone who remotely tuned into the news at the time of the murder could have wrote this book. There was nothing new to it, and the author drew out into a 250 page book, what could have been wrote in a 50 page book. I would not suggest this book to anyone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was written well before the trial. If Fleeman wants to keep this book in circulation he should do us all a favor and update his Laci yarn. Of course, why bother? Catherine Crier, in her book 'A Deadly Game' has written a superb account that is simply untouchable. With primary sources and thousands of never before seen police reports, Crier left all the other Laci authors sitting in the dust licking thier wounds. Nice try Fleeman, but I'm sticking with Crier.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Having read a number of books prior to this one on the Peterson case, I find this one is lacking in the quality of writing and attention to detail that is provided in Catherine Crier's, Amber Frey's, and Anne Bird's books.
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AnabellesMommy More than 1 year ago
If you know nothing about this case, this is an ok book. But it is nothing more that what you have read/heard in the media.
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hockeyrules More than 1 year ago
It kept me reading the entire book. It was really interesting since I wasn't all that familiar with the events that took place with this case. If you like true crime books, I would recommend this one!!
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OneReadingMomma More than 1 year ago
Reading this book is like watching a movie with no climax. As I neared the book's end, I kept wondering how the author was going to cover Scott Peterson's trial with only a handful of pages remaining.... he didn't. He covers the pretrial in painful detail, then uses less than five pages to cover the trial itsself, verdict and sentencing. I was very let down by this book!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. When i first heard of this case a few years back it caught my interest. I woud always read about the case in People Magazine and see it on the news. I think it is terrible what happened. Reading this book gave me so much more information then i ever could have recieved by just reading magazines.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amzing. I never wanted to put it down. It gave alittle of both sides of the story . It gave me a differnt point of veiw of the case.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book tells the whole story from beginning to end (all the details known, anyway). I think this is a good book, well worth reading.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
We may really never know why and how scott could do this crime, they seamed to have the pictuer perfact marrige but what led scott to kill his butifull wife and unborn son, if he was not happy he could have told laci that he thought that may be they should seperate for a whiel or he could have gotten a divorce but to kill his wife and unborn son well that was just wrong i know that i never got to see or meet laci but she would have been a grate mother to conneri all so feelk that she is watching over her family and friends and we all will meet her some day and may be she can tell us what really happend that day when scott killed her,i dont think that she is watching over scott at all but i do think that she is watching over AMBER FRY and is thank full that she was abiel to come forword and be her and conners voices when they could not speak.joanna
Guest More than 1 year ago
Laci Petterson was a loving woman. Her hopes of having a baby were coming true. She took care of herself and was ready to name her baby boy Conner.Who in their right mind would murder a woman that was everything in a person who always smiled and gave hugs and kisses who just called to say her pregnancy test was possitive.Everyone would like to know who murdered Laci and why they did it.