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books "the ultimate case of domestic violence" The book also gives a detailed behind-the-scenes look at what a homicide investigation and prosecution entails. "This is not a one- "It's not a glorified look at what the investigators did," adds Farmer. "We are very blunt about the things that happened right and the things that happened wrong...It gives you a real good look at what [law enforcement] has to deal with when they conduct a high profile investigation where there was a lot of pressure involved." Even Farmer, who watched every press conference and attended every day of the trial, was amazed when he started writing the book to learn what was really happening behind the scenes. He remembers watching one press conference in particular where the District Attorney laid out an incredible amount of information before Dirk Greineder was even arraigned. "The DA got up there and laid the whole thing out," remembers Farmer. "He was talking about hookers and secret identities and I'm looking for the tabloids...So to find out what was going on in that office, where they're telling the DA 'don't do this' and he does it anyway, is the kind of thing that you didn't read in the newspaper because we didn't know it at the time." Writing A Murder in Wellesley was a lengthy and personally challenging process for both authors and there were many times when they thought it would never get published. But both men feel great pride in getting the story out to the public, especially given their affiliation with Jane Doe, Inc. "This murder was no more tragic than any We l l e s l e y We s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 3 other murder," says Foley. "It just happened to draw national attention because he was a physician and it happened in Wellesley...But it was the ultimate case of domestic violence and violence against women." And while people in the community can read all about the murder case in this new book, everyone hopes residents will never again read about anything similar in the local newspaper. 170 BETH FURMAN hour CSI crime show," says Foley.

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