If you are in Spokane Thursday night, you may want to swing by Auntie’s Book Store at 7 p.m. to hear Candace Dempsey read from her new book Murder in Italy. The book is about the case of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito who were convicted in December of the murder of Meredith Kercher. Amanda Knox was an American student from the University of Washington at the time, and Meredith Kercher was visiting from England. The story made international headlines, and the conviction was controversial particularly among U.S. legal experts.
Candace Dempsey certainly knows her way around Spokane, having formerly worked at the Spokesman-Review. Lately Dempsey has been blogging about the case for the Seattle PI. I have not read the book yet, but I have it ordered from Amazon. I won’t be able to make it on Thursday, but someone let me know how it goes.
Speaking of good books. I just finished reading the book The Lovely Bones, by Alice Sebold. (O.k. I admit it, I didn’t actually “read” the book, I listened to it on Itunes). I also rented the movie too, again on Itunes. Both were good, and you may want to check them out.
I will let you know about Murder in Italy after I read it. Right now, I am waiting with all the other Amanda supporters to wait for the Italian appeals court to review her case. I am still optimistic.