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Angel Face
Sex, Murder, and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox [The movie tie-in to The Face of an Angel]


Despite all the airtime devoted to Amanda Knox, it’s still hard to reconcile the fresh-faced honor student from Seattle with the sexually rapacious killer convicted of the November 2007 murder of her British roommate. Few Americans have heard all of the powerful evidence that convinced a jury that Knox was one of three people to sexually assault Meredith Kercher, brutalize her body, and cut her throat. In Angel Face, Rome-based Daily Beast senior writer Barbie Latza Nadeau – who cultivated personal relationships with the key figures in both the prosecution and the defense – describes how the Knox family’s heavy-handed efforts to control media coverage distorted the facts, inflamed an American audience, and painted an offensive, inaccurate picture of Italy’s justice system. An eye-opener for any parent considering sending a child away to study, Angel Face reveals what really went on in this incomprehensible crime.

about Barbie Latza Nadeau

  • Rome Bureau Chief for The Daily Beast Barbie Latza Nadeau reported weekly on the Amanda Knox case—on the original trial throughout 2008 and 2009 and the subsequent trials as well. She also regularly contributes to Newsweekand frequently appears as a commentator on CNN and the BBC. She reports from her home in Rome, Italy, on everything from natural disasters to papal investitures.


Linda Fairstein, author and former sex crimes prosecutor Angel Face is a brilliant postmortem of the most fascinating and disturbing true crime in recent memory.” John Guare, playwright “Armchair detectives of the world, unite! Angel Face is the book you’ve been waiting for.” Marcia Clark, former L.A. District Attorney and legal commentator “Well-researched and beautifully written, even if you’re not a true-crime buff, this book is a must-read!”

other editions

  • eBook | ISBN 9780991247639
    Pub date: 2015-03-03 | Price: $9.99/9.99 Canada
    Publisher: Beast Books
    5.000 x 7.750 | 256 Pages
    True Crime / Murder / General
  • Paperback | ISBN 9780991247622
    Pub date: 2015-03-03 | Price: $14.99/18.50 Canada
    Publisher: Beast Books
    5.000 x 7.800 | 256 Pages
    True Crime / Murder / General