Stories of the wrongfully convicted are brought to life in collaboration
with best-selling mystery and thriller writers in this harrowing anthologyAnatomy of Innocence_978-1-63149-088-0.indd

Long thought to be statistical anomalies in an otherwise sound justice system, wrongful convictions happen with frightening regularity through advances in technology and dogged investigation. Nonetheless, very few people understand just how they happen, and more importantly, the consequences. Now the groundbreaking anthology Anatomy of Innocence, edited by Laura Caldwell and Leslie S. Klinger, tells the incredible true stories of over a dozen innocent men and women who were convicted of serious crimes and cast into the maw of a vast and deeply flawed American criminal justice system before eventually, miraculously being exonerated. Here, each “exoneree” is paired with a high-profile mystery and thriller writer (including Lee Child, Sara Paretsky, Laurie King, S.J. Rozan, Brad Parks and others) to produce a unique collaboration.¬† By partnering master storytellers with exonerees and their incredible narratives, and with reflections from Barry Scheck and Scott Turow, two of the most learned lawyers and legal scholars in the world, Anatomy of Innocence presents the tragedy of wrongful convictions like never before.

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Read the biographies of all the authors involved, including the award-winning playwright Arthur Miller, whose essay is the only one published to-date since his death in 2005.

kirk-bloodsworthRead about all the exonerees involved, including death row exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth, whose Kirk Bloodsworth Postconviction DNA Testing Program was established under the 2004 federal Innocence Protection Act.

Laura CaldwellRead about the editors, Laura Caldwell, the author and director of Life After Innocence, and Leslie S. Klinger, a longtime supporter of the program.

See media coverage and reviews about Anatomy of Innocence, including a video interview with Laura Caldwell and reviews from Library Journal and others.