Murder in Greenwich: Who Killed Martha Moxley?

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The night of October 30, 1975, fifteen-year-old Martha Moxley was bludgeoned and stabbed with a golf club on the grounds of her family's Greenwich home.

The golf club that killed Martha came from the house of Thomas and Michael Skakel, two boys who had been with Martha the night she died. Wealthy and prominent in their own right, the Skakels were related to the Kennedys, as Ethel Skakel Kennedy was the boys' aunt. When the police started looking closely at the Skakels' involvement, the family refused to cooperate.

Twenty-two years later Martha Moxley's murder remained unsolved.

Now Mark Fuhrman, the former LAPD homicide detective who followed his controversial role in he O. J. Simpson trial with the bestseller Murder in Brentwood, turns his investigative skills to the murder of Martha Moxley.

Is this another case of money, power, and fame getting away with murder?

In Murder in Greenwich, Fuhrman investigates this unsolved homicide form the beginning. Using his detective skills to analyze the case and uncover explosive new information--including top secret documents compiled by the Skakels' own private investigators--Mark Fuhrman will reveal:

  • how the local police mishandled the investigation from the beginning

  • how the murder weapon was found--and then lost--at the crime scene

  • how wealth and influence interfered with the investigation

  • how authorities tried to stop Fuhrman's investigation

A beautiful teenager was brutally murder in an exclusive and well-guarded suburb. How could it happen? Why did her killer get away with it? Who was involved in the cover-up? What role did the town of Greenwich itself play in the investigation.

From the investigation, Mark Fuhrman will offer his answers to these questions, as well as the question that everyone is still asking: Who killed Martha Moxley?

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On the night before Halloween in 1975, 15-year-old Martha Moxley was bludgeoned to death with a golf club in front of her home in the ultra-upper-class Belle Haven district of Greenwich, Connecticut. Though many suspects were brought forth, to this day no one has ever been arrested for the crime and no trial has taken place. Notorious former detective-turned-author Mark Fuhrman attempts to shed light on the Moxley case in a book that summarizes the fruits of his new investigation.

Among Fuhrman's controversial opinions is his conclusion that the killer is Moxley's neighbor Michael Skakel, a nephew of Ethel Kennedy and at the time the same age as Martha Moxley. Some townspeople have long suspected Michael's older brother Thomas of performing the deed, but Fuhrman argues that only Michael had both the opportunity and the temperament to commit such a crime.

Readers familiar with Fuhrman's role in the O.J. Simpson trial, or his subsequent book about that case, Murder in Brentwood, will not be surprised to find him hitting his familiar themes: the abuse of wealth and power, the arrogance of the high and mighty, and the vanity of celebrity. Otherwise, this is very much a hard-hitting detective work. Fuhrman's spare prose drives the book toward an inevitable conclusion with a moral or two in tow. --Tjames Madison

About the Author:

Retired LAPD detective Mark Fuhrman is the New York Times bestselling author of Murder in Brentwood, Murder in Greenwich, Murder in Spokane, and Death and Justice. He lives in Idaho.



Mark Fuhrman is a retired Los Angles polices detective and was a witness in the O.J. Simpson criminal trial. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Murder in Brentwood.

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Book Description William Morrow, 1998. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Following in the bestseller star tracks of his Murder in Brentwood (more than 300,000 copies sold), Mark Furhman turns his investigatory skills to the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley -- a heinous crime cover-up with connections to the Kennedy clan.Martha Moxley was a popular, pretty, wealthy fifteen-year-old high school sophomore, whose family lived in the exclusive community of Belle Haven in Greenwich, Connecticut. On the night of October 30, 1975, Martha and some neighborhood friends, including Michael and Tommy Skakel, nephews of Ethel Kennedy, sat in a van parked in the Skakel driveway listening to music. Around 9:30 P.M., most of the kids went home, leaving Tommy and Martha alone in the van. At 3:45 A.M., Martha's mother called the police to say that her daughter had not come home. Later that morning, Martha's body was found on the Moxley property that diagonally adjoins the Skakel home. The girl had been beaten to death with a Tonna Penna golf club -- and the only family owning such a set of clubs in the area were the Skakels. Tommy, the last person seen with Martha, became a prime suspect. However, Tommy Skakel was never prosecuted, and the author raises interesting questions about the Skakel family and the ensuing investigation.Shocking, fascinating, and expertly researched, Murder in Greenwich is not only a reexamination of a famous murder, but also a step toward solving the crime. As an experienced homicide detective, Mark Fuhrman takes a hard lo. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060191414

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