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Mass Market Paperback Murder in Memphis: The True Story of a Family's Quest for Justice Book

ISBN: 0425201929

ISBN13: 9780425201923

Murder in Memphis: The True Story of a Family's Quest for Justice

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The murder of mother-of-two Debbie Groseclose resulted in the death sentence for the killers--including her charming naval-officer husband who hired them. But more than 20 years later, the family's... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Murder in Memphis: The True Story of a Family's Quest for Justice

I've read many true crime books and this one is a favorite. I absolutely could not put it down. The crime was horrific but the book is very well written and your heart will bleed for the family.

Excellent page turner

It breaks my heart to read what Debbie Groseclose's family went through after her murder. Beware, the court descriptions of what happened to her as she was killed are very graphic. A great read. It reads like a fictional mystery book but the fact that you know everything that happened in the book actually happened makes it chilling.

This book will make your blood boil

I love true crime, but I approached this book with some misgivings after realizing the authors are close relatives of Debbie. I feared they might not be objective, might be overly emotional, and might not be very good writers. I need not have worried. Their prose is excellent and they stick to the facts of this brutal, horrifying crime. The writers do reveal the family's emotions from the time of Debbie's disappearance through the long quest for justice (just as we would wish them to do), but never with histrionics. The strongest emotions this book arouses will be those of the reader. You cannot help but feel tremendous sorrow and compassion for the victim and her family. Later, you will feel outrage as a Federal judge thwarts the administration of justice at every turn.This is one of the best examples you will ever read of the infuriating imbalance in our justice system wherein the "rights" of convicted murderers are allowed to far outweigh the rights of their victims. Were it not for her courageous and determined family, Debbie would have been wholly depersonalized and forgotten--even as her cowardly and cruel killers were being fawned over and lavished with every excess of "rights" that our justice system can dream up. You will not be able to put this book down.

A Lesson For All Of Us.

This is a story that has covered twenty-one years of a family's struggle to assure justice for the murder of a family member. If you feel comfor- table with our country's justice system and feel you, as an innocent citizen, are represented with all fairness and consideration, you really need to read this account. It is an indepth account of the planning, carringout, investigation, and trial covering the murder of Debbie Groseclose. It also covers an unbelieveable twenty year journey through our legal system. What has happened in this case is of grave importance to each and every one of us. And, the story goes on as the men who were convicted of this murder are now being scheduled for a retrial - twenty one years later.To read this book is to challange oneself to get involved.


I am familiar with the history of this truely gruesome murder, and Deborah's family's search for justice. Dorris and Rebecca did a great job of being objective. Once I started the book I couldn't put it down, I actually read it in just 1 day! I hope someone sends a copy of this book to Rep. Henry Hyde, as justice for Deborah will probably rest in his the impeachment of activist anti-death penalty federal Judge John T. Nixon, who accepted an award for overturning a death penalty in Tennessee.
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