Anatomy of Innocence

Edited by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger with reflections from Barry Scheck and Scott Turow. Long thought to be statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, wrongful convictions happen with frightening regularity. Very few people understand just how they happen, and more importantly, the consequences. In this anthology, more than a dozen innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes collaborate with mystery/thriller writers Jan Burke, Laura Caldwell, Lee Child, Jamie Freveletti, Michael Harvey, Laurie R. King, Gayle Lynds + John Sheldon, John Mankiewicz, Phillip Margolin, Arthur Miller, Sara Paretsky, Brad Parks, Gary Phillips, S.J. Rozan, and Sarah Weinman, to bring the tragedy of their wrongful convictions a stark and fiery clarity.

Chapter 6: "The Fortune Cookie" is the story of Kirk Bloodsworth, a Maryland exoneree, as told to Lee.


Liveright hardcover (March 28, 2017) 9781631490880

Liveright e-book (March 28, 2017) 9781631490897