Marc Seifer on Framed! | Tantorious

Tantorious is a monthly podcast series featuring interviews with well-known authors, hosted by Allan Hoving and presented by Tantor Audio.

Marc J. Seifer is the author of several books, including The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis and the acclaimed biography Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla. His book Framed!: Murder, Corruption, and a Death Sentence in Florida (available in print, ebook, and audio) chronicles the longest extradition case in the history of the United States.



Excerpts from the audio interview:

Q: Your coauthor, and the subject of the book, the late Stephen Rosati, was a former bodybuilder who was framed for murder and ultimately cleared. How did you get involved in the case and end up writing the story?

A: I’m a handwriting expert, and in 1990, I was hired by Stephen’s attorney to testify at the extradition hearing. After he was exonerated, I asked the family if I could work on the book. I thought this was the greatest story I’d ever heard.

Q: What surprised you most?

A: Not only did they frame Stephen for a murder that took place 1,500 miles away, but six eye-witnesses identified him, and three other innocent men were charged – including one who confessed! He was arrested and put on a fast track to die in the electric chair. This totally blew my mind.

Listen to a sample of the Tantor audiobook edition of Framed!, narrated by Roger Wayne.

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