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Book tells 'inside story' of Greineder murder in Wellesley

Posted by Evan Allen  September 24, 2012 12:57 PM

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A gruesome slaying that gripped the town of Wellesley and uncovered the double-life of an affluent allergist will be recounted in a new book, called “A Murder in Wellesley,” due out Oct. 9, and written by two people familiar with its details: Tom Farmer, a reporter who followed the story from beginning to end, and Marty Foley, an investigator on the case.

Dirk Greineder was convicted in 2001 of murdering his wife Mabel on Halloween day in 1999, slitting her throat during a walk at Morses Pond. Prosecutors said that he acted to cover up his obsession with prostitution and Internet pornography. He was sentenced to life in prison.

Greineder has maintained his innocence, arguing that an unknown assailant killed his wife when they became separated. The US Supreme Court recently sent his case back to the Supreme Judicial Court for further review based on the presentation of DNA evidence at Greineder’s trial by an analyst who did not actually conduct the tests.

Farmer and Foley will be doing a book signing on Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, according to a press release from Wellesley Books.

To buy the book, go here.

From the release:

A MURDER IN WELLESLEY takes the reader far beyond the headlines and national news coverage spawned by "May" Greineder's killing and tells the untold story of the meticulous investigation led by Marty Foley, the lead State Police detective on the case, from the morning of the murder through Dirk Greineder's ultimate conviction. Exhaustive interviews with key figures in the case, including many who have not talked publicly until now, contribute to an unprecedented behind-the-scenes account of how investigators methodically built their case against Greineder and how the sides taken by Dirk and May's relatives aided the investigation but bitterly divided their families.

ABOUT THE BOOK
Exhaustive interviews with key figures in the case, including many who have not talked publicly until now, contribute to an unprecedented behind-the-scenes account of how investigators methodically built their case against Greineder and how the sides taken by Dirk and May's relatives aided the investigation but bitterly divided their families.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Tom Farmer, a former award-winning Boston newspaper reporter and editor, covered the Greineder murder case for the Boston Herald. Marty Foley spent more than 24 years with the Massachusetts State Police before retiring in 2007 with the rank of Detective Lieutenant.

Evan Allen can be reached at evan.allen@globe.com

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