WINNER OF THE ANTHONY AND AGATHA AWARDS FOR BEST TRUE CRIMEIn 1968, Dr. John Branion was found guilty of murdering his wife in their posh Chicago home. After exhausting his appeals, he evaded authorities by fleeing to Africa. He was finally captured in 1983—but his case was far from over. It would take another seven years for Dr. Branion to finally win his freedom—and forWINNER OF THE ANTHONY AND AGATHA AWARDS FOR BEST TRUE CRIMEIn 1968, Dr. John Branion was found guilty of murdering his wife in their posh Chicago home. After exhausting his appeals, he evaded authorities by fleeing to Africa. He was finally captured in 1983—but his case was far from over. It would take another seven years for Dr. Branion to finally win his freedom—and for those who prosecuted him to admit that he could not have committed the murder, and that they knew it all along.Acclaimed mystery writer Barbara D'Amato was drawn to this story two decades after the murder, as Dr. Branion languished in prison, ill and without hope. Her meticulous research repeatedly led her to one startling conclusion: that it was impossible for Donna Branion's murder to have unfolded the way the police alleged. In this award-winning account, D'Amato deftly explores the intriguing facts of this shocking case—from the tragic blunders made by authorities to Branion's arrest, conviction, and years practicing medicine in Africa as a fugitive from justice. The result is a damning indictment of our criminal system—and the vindication of an innocent man.The Doctor, The Murder, The Mystery by Barbara D'Amato won the Anthony and Agatha Awards for Best True Crime. She is also the author of the highly acclaimed Cat Marsala mysteries, including Hard Case and Hard Christmas. She lives in Chicago.The 1992 Anthony Award for Best True Crime and the 1993 Agatha Award for Nonfiction for The Doctor, the Murder, the Mystery...
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The Doctor, The Murder, The Mystery Reviews
This was just OK. It managed not to hold my interest despite raising some good questions about the basis of the guilty verdict. The author made the usual mistake about going through every word of testimony one syllable at a time, until I slammed the book shut.
Well-written and a great non-fictional story. I even wrote Spike Lee years ago and asked that he consider making this a movie. Of course he never responded. But this is a great read.
Fascinating, detailed and easy to follow book about the wrongful conviction of a prominent black physician in the 60's. Very difficult to put this book down. I am looking forward to reading more of this author's works.I could not put this book down. A very compelling story of a prominent physician accused of murdering his wife in the 60s.
Disturbing in that the authorities were less interested in finding a killer than in being seen to bring someone to trial. Or did he do it? I have no idea but it was an interesting read. Lots of repetition and for that I marked the book down.
Garbage.The author does nothing to sway me in my belief the Branion killed his wife. Justice was served. The author is totally blind to the probable truth: Brandon killed his wife.
This detailed chronicle by author Barbara D'Amato told the story of Dr. John Branion being accused of murdering his wife and what resulted from that during the many years that followed. This author did a lot of research into this true crime account.
Great book and great case. Very sad though.
So who killed the drs wife?I like an endingThis story has noneI wish I knew this before readingIts just my opinion. Jim
I enjoyed the story but it was all a bit sad with no real justice done. The story was a bit repetitive too.