The one, the true, the definitive story of Amanda Knox.
"A real-life mystery as compelling and terrifying as fiction."


Murder in Italy





In Perugia, Italy, on November 2, 2007, police discovered the body of a British college student stabbed to death in her bedroom. The prosecutor alleged that the brutal murder had occurred during a drug-fueled sex game gone wrong. Her housemate, American honor student Amanda Knox, quickly became the prime suspect and soon found herself the star of a sensational international story, both vilified and eroticized by the tabloids and the Internet.


Candace Dempsey CANDACE DEMPSEY is the award-winning Italian-American author of MURDER IN ITALY.  She's covered travel, women's issues, business and other topics for numerous magazines and newspapers.

She covered this sensational case from the very beginning on her True Crime blog, hosted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, featured on, CNN International, CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, and read around the world.  She has discussed the case on MSNBC, Anderson Cooper 360, CNN Headline News and many other TV and radio shows.


Murder in Italy, a real-life mystery as compelling and terrifying as any work of fiction.P. Segal, Femme Noir 

I think Candace Dempsey has written the definitive book about the arrest and trial of Amanda Knox. I found it to be fair and quite objective. It reads like a novel, yet is dense with details most people don't know.Frank Shier, KIRO 97.3 Radio

Candace Dempsey's accuracy and fairness while examining the evidence made her one of the most knowledgeable American journalists on the case.Ashleen Aguilar, The Daily of the University of Washington 

Reporter Candace Dempsey has grabbed hold of the true-crime story of a lifetime.Jim Kershner, The Spokesman-Review 

Shocking headlines exploded to tabloid proportions claimed Amanda Knox and boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito murdered Kercher in an evil sex game. Was this young woman capable of murder? Read MURDER IN ITALY and find out. D Dana Neuts for Virtually Yourz

MURDER IN ITALY is a fascinating read... a thorough account and timeline of the events relating to Meredith's murder, immensely helpful in understanding the case against Amanda, Raffaele and Rudy Guede.Seattlest