Gripped by Making A Murderer? Then we’ve got exciting news for you.
This February, Windmill Books will publish Michael Griesbach’s The Innocent Killer, the inside story of Stephen Avery’s case from the lawyer separating fact from fiction.
This is the story of one of America’s most notorious wrongful convictions, that of Steven Avery, a Wisconsin man who spent eighteen years in prison for the violent assault of Penny Beernsten. Two years after he was exonerated of that crime and poised to reap millions in his wrongful conviction lawsuit, Steven Avery was arrested for the exceptionally brutal murder of Teresa Halbach, a freelance photographer who had gone missing several days earlier. The “Innocent Man” had turned into a cold blooded killer. Or had he?
Michael Griesbach worked on the case to overturn Steven Avery’s original rape conviction and has reviewed all of the evidence in the Teresa Halbach case to produce a work of non-fiction that will make you think again. He wrote The Innocent Killer as a challenge to the system and hopes to leave readers better informed about the inner workings of the criminal justice system and more concerned about those whose lives it deeply affects.
Laura Deacon, Editorial Director at Windmill Books, explained, ‘Having devoured Making A Murderer, I was thrilled to discover that Michael Griesbach…had written an account of both cases. The Innocent Killer is compulsive reading, which challenges the justice system and sheds additional light on the case that has gripped the entire world. Opinion is divided over whether Avery is innocent or guilty – this book will certainly add to the debate and make you see elements of the case in a new light.’