Thursday, February 17, 2011

MoP Press Release

New book charges corruption and incompetence in the trial of Amanda Knox

“The Monster of Perugia – The Framing of Amanda Knox” comes to startling conclusions about the “trial of the century.”

Redmond, WA February 18, 2011 – “The Monster of Perugia – The Framing of Amanda Knox” by Dr. Mark C. Waterbury explores the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito in Perugia, Italy and concludes that corruption may have played a more central role than cultural differences or incompetence.

This infamous trial has drawn fire from many observers for charges of satanic sex crimes, a kangaroo court atmosphere, and the theatric performance of a prosecutor who may well be mentally ill. Yet, even the most outspoken observers have drawn back from telling the full story of the framing of Amanda Knox. “The Monster of Perugia” is a work of literary non-fiction that is unlike any other book about the events surrounding the murder of Meredith Kercher. Couching his narrative in terms of analogies from literature and history such as “The Lottery,” “1984,” and the Salem witch trials, Dr. Waterbury examines a miscarriage of justice and the media circus that has exploited it.

Douglas Preston, bestselling author of “The Monster of Florence,” which describes his own encounter with the same prosecutor wrote, “‘The Monster of Perugia’ is a fascinating book… I highly recommend this well-written, clear, gripping, and ultimately infuriating book." Another reviewer wrote, “Mark Waterbury's groundbreaking work has emerged as perhaps the defining commentary on the wrongful conviction of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito…”

“The Monster of Perugia – The Framing of Amanda Knox” is available now in ebook form through and other distributors, and is coming soon in trade paperback form. See for more information.

About the Author: Dr. Mark Waterbury is a materials scientist, engineer, and writer with extensive experience at a wide swath of forensic science and technology and at observing the behavior of people in powerful positions.


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