Kercher title to S&S

<p>A book which claims to &quot;reveal the truth&quot; about the Meredith Kercher case is to be published by Simon and Schuster. Kerri Sharp, commissioning editor for non-fiction bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Annabel Merullo at PFD.<br /><em><br />Darkness Descending: The Murder of Meredith Kercher </em>by Paul Russell and Graham Johnson with Luciano Garofano, tells the story of the case surrounding the murder of the British student. The complex DNA clues are explained in simple vocabulary and interviews have been conducted with those close to the trial. <br /><br />The trial is currently on-going with Amanda Knox and her boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito taking the stand. Prosecutors allege that Kercher was murdered during a group sex game which turned violent.<br /><br />Sharp said: &quot;The circumstances and personalities involved in this brutal killing have captured the attention of world&rsquo;s media like no other murder this decade, and the book will tell the full story of the events leading up to the killing and its aftermath. We have been following every step of the case as it unfolds.&quot;</p><p> &quot;With exclusive access to major parties the book is primed to be a true crime classic.&quot;<br />&nbsp;<br />Co-author Johnson said: &quot;<em>Darkness Descending</em> is more than just a true crime book&mdash;it&#39;s an investigation into a very difficult story, probing deep behind the headlines. It draws on the expertise of three writers, including myself with a background in newspaper investigations, Paul who is a documentary film-maker, and a forensics expert who is high-ranking officer in the Italian police.&quot;<br /><br /><br />&nbsp;</p>