Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs

Candy montgomery and betty gore had a lot in common: They sang together in the Methodist church choir, their daughters were best friends, and their husbands had good jobs working for technology companies in the north Dallas suburbs known as Silicon Prairie. But beneath the placid surface of their seemingly perfect lives, both women simmered with unspoken frustrations and unanswered desires.

On a hot summer day in 1980, the secret passions and jealousies that linked Candy and Betty exploded into murderous rage. Edgar award finalist: the “sensational” true story of two desperate housewives and the killing that shocked a Texas community Los Angeles Times Book Review. Based on exclusive interviews with the montgomery gore and families, Evidence of Love is the riveting account of a gruesome tragedy and the trial that made national headlines when the defendant entered the most unexpected of pleas: not guilty by reason of self-defense Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

. But the bizarre and terrible act of violence that occurred in Betty’s utility room that morning was all too real. Adapted into the emmy and golden globe award–winning television movie A Killing in a Small Town, this chilling tale of sin and savagery will “fascinate true crime aficionados” Kirkus Reviews.

What happened next is usually the stuff of fiction.

Murder on Birchleaf Drive: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder Case

Jean G. Robert H. Was jason the monster who bludgeoned his beautiful wife to death, a beautiful home, leaving his toddler alone for hours to walk through her blood? If so—would he get away with it? To the outside world, a precocious two-year-old daughter, Jason and Michelle Young lived a storybook life—an attractive couple with great jobs, and a baby boy on the way.

Barbara jackson, north carolina court of appeals, north carolina supreme court, 2011-2019; Judge, Associate Justice, 2005-2011“This fascinating and well-told story of a North Carolina murder and the trials that followed has more twists and turns than the road to Murphy . I enjoyed the daylights out of it.

Hon. Cheshire, v, criminal defense attorney whose successful representation of Duke University lacrosse players falsely accused of sexual assault received national acclaim“Steve Epstein’s debut effort is an outstanding achievement in true crime writing. This is a must-read for anyone interested in seeing our criminal justice system at work.

Hon. Of a 32-year-old man who behaved like a frat boy rebelling against adult responsibilities.

Love Lies: A True Story of Marriage and Murder in the Suburbs

Living in one of the most picturesque towns in the United States, the couple mingled with neighbors, attended parties, and raised two daughters. A suburban housewife’s picture-perfect life is shattered in this riveting true crime book from the author of Evil Next Door. At the heart of it stood the coopers’ soured marriage, Nancy’s threat to leave with the children, and her own cold-blooded murder.

But as the police investigation deepened, a complex web of affairs and lies involving multiple residents of Cary’s idyllic neighborhoods was uncovered, and Brad was brought to trial for the murder of his wife. Nancy’s husband claimed she had gone for a jog and never came back. When nancy cooper moved from canada to Cary, with her new husband Brad, North Carolina, their future was bright.

Then, 2008, on july 14, the façade came crashing down when Nancy’s strangled body was found in a storm pond. It would take a mountain of damning evidence before justice was served.

Alice & Gerald: A Homicidal Love Story

With alice's help, he "fixes" the problem in an extraordinarily ghastly way. The appalling details are made even more vivid by the author's familiarity with the Wyoming times and places that formed the backdrop of his national bestseller The Darkest Night. After alice, a desperate young mother in a gritty Wyoming boomtown, kills her husband in 1974 and dumps his body where it will never be found, she slips away and starts a new life with a new love.

But when her new love's ex-wife and two kids start demanding more of him, Alice delivers an ultimatum: Fix the problem or lose her forever. That is, until 2013, almost forty years later, when somebody finds a dead man's skeleton in a place where Alice thought he'd never be found. Featuring a femme fatale whose manipulative, cold-blooded character rivals Lady Macbeth, this page-turner by bestselling true-crime author Ron Franscell revisits a shocking cold case that was finally solved just when the murderers thought they'd never be caught.

And they live happily ever after. Would you kill for love?  true-crime master ron franscell tells the grisly story of a loving couple who killed at least four, and lived happily ever after--while cops desperately tried for decades to piece together a petrifying tale of murder and secrets.

Above Suspicion: An Undercover FBI Agent, an Illicit Affair, and a Murder of Passion

Revised and updated, this ebook also includes photos and a new epilogue by the author. Tormented by a year of guilt and deception, Putnam finally led authorities to Smith’s remains. Ultimately, putnam gave in to Smith’s relentless pursuit. But when he ended the affair, she waged a campaign of vengeance that threatened to destroy him.

Pikeville, is high in appalachian coal country, Kentucky, an outpost rife with lawlessness dating back to the Hatfields and McCoys. As a rising star in the bureau, however,  Putnam soon was cultivating paid informants and busting drug rings and bank robbers. This is the story of what happened before, during, and after his startling confession—an account that “should take its place on the dark shelf of the best American true crime” Newsday.

When rookie fbi agent mark putnam received his first assignment in 1987, it was the culmination of a lifelong dream, if not the most desirable location. But when one informant fell in love with him, passion and duty would collide with tragic results. A coal miner’s daughter, attractive, Susan Smith was a young, struggling single mother.

When at last she confronted him with a shocking announcement, and Putnam, in a burst of uncontrolled rage, a violent scuffle ensued, fatally strangled her. The “expertly told” true story of an fbi agent’s affair that leads to murder in Kentucky coal country—soon to be a major motion picture starring Emilia Clarke Publishers Weekly.

She was also a drug user sometimes described as a con artist, thief, and professional liar.

Gone Forever: A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder True Crime St. Martin's Paperbacks

On november 25, 2002, she disappeared. When the charred, decomposed body of Susan McFarland was finally discovered at an overgrown farmstead outside of San Antonio, a new hunt began—for justice. Mcfarland maintained his innocence, and investigators only had circumstantial evidence against him. Susan mcfarland was a vivacious, successful mother of three young sons.

Three days later, her car was found, keys in the ignition. While headlines screamed out new details in the case, and police tried to gather more evidence, a blockbuster trial was about to begin. Then, richard McFarland finally spoke. And a terrifying, chilling truth came out. Later that day, her husband reported her missing—and a desperate search began.

Her friends and family hoped against hope that Susan was not gone forever. But investigators became increasingly suspicious of Richard McFarland.

Bad Moon Rising: The Prom Night Murders Memoir

After taking his victims at gunpoint, Marshall Wayne Stauffer raped and strangled fifteen-year-old Debbie and dispatched eighteen-year-old Mike with three shots to the back of his head. In this true crime memoir, ed morrison chronicles his journey nearly fifty years after that fateful night to learn the truth of what happened, illuminate the evil within a murderer, and find resolution.

Ed morrison's brother, michael, debra means, and his spunky girlfriend, never made it home from the Mascoutah Community High School prom held on May 3, 1969. Two days later, their bodies were discovered near an abandoned strip mine on the outskirts of town. Gathering insight from interviews with former police investigators, a survivor of a similar attack, attorneys, and prison personnel, judges, Morrison exposes the raw emotions that accompanied the senseless killings.

He traces the murderer throughout his life, uncovering facts and unknown stories about his cross-country crime spree, imprisonment, and eventual death. Bad moon rising is the gripping true story of one man's quest to uncover the truth fifty years after his brother and his brother’s girlfriend were murdered on prom night.


Innocent Victims: The True Story of the Eastburn Family Murders

But an even more stunning turn of events was yet to come. But his defense team refused to give up. Detectives and local prosecutors built their case on circumstantial evidence and a jury convicted Hennis and sentenced him to death. Their toddler sister, six years prior, was the only survivor of a bloody killing spree that terrified a community still reeling from the conviction, Jana, of Dr.

Twenty-five years after the murders, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation tested a crucial piece of DNA evidence from the crime scene. The shocking results led to an unprecedented third trial to determine Tim Hennis’s guilt or innocence. Katie, an air force captain’s wife, had been raped and stabbed to death.

On mother’s day, north carolina, the bodies of Kathryn Eastburn and her two young daughters were found in their Fayetteville, 1985, home.  . Jeffrey macdonald for the savage slayings of his pregnant wife and two daughters. Piece by piece, exposing false testimony, they discredited the state’s case, concealed evidence, and prosecutorial misconduct.

The cumberland county sheriff’s Department soon focused its investigation on US Army soldier Tim Hennis. From the initial discovery of the horrifying scene at 367 Summer Hill Road to the controversial change of jurisdiction that allowed Hennis to be prosecuted for an astonishing third time, author Scott Whisnant chronicles every development in this intricate, disturbing, and still-evolving case.

The riveting true account of a grisly crime and the unprecedented three murder trials faced by Fort Bragg soldier Tim Hennis.

Bitter Blood: A True Story of Southern Family Pride, Madness, and Multiple Murder

One of the most shocking crimes of recent years. Publishers weekly   “Absorbing suspense. Chicago tribune   “Astonishing .  .  . Months later, another wealthy widow and her prominent son and daughter-in-law were found savagely slain in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The “riveting” #1 new york times bestseller: A true story of three wealthy families and the unbreakable ties of blood Kirkus Reviews.

The Sharps. The Lynches. Could this former child “princess” and fraternity sweetheart have committed such barbarous crimes? And what about her gun-loving first cousin and lover, Jerry Bledsoe recounts the shocking events that ultimately took nine lives, of obsessive love and bitter custody battles, Fritz Klenner, son of a nationally renowned doctor?   In this tale of three families connected by marriage and murder, building to a truly horrifying climax that will leave you stunned.

Mystified police first suspected a professional in the bizarre gangland-style killings that shattered the quiet tranquility of two well-to-do southern communities. The first bodies found were those of a feisty millionaire widow and her daughter in their posh Louisville, Kentucky, home. Recreates .  .  . The only link between the three families was a beautiful, aristocratic young mother named Susie Sharp Newsom Lynch.

Death Sentence: The Inside Story of the John List Murders

It was my belief that if you kill yourself, you won’t go to heaven, ” List told Connie Chung in a television interview. The true account of the man who murdered his family in their New Jersey mansion—and eluded a nationwide manhunt for eighteen years. Raised by his lutheran father to believe success meant being a good provider, List saw himself as an utter failure.

 . So eventually i got to the point where I felt that I could kill them. But all that changed when he lost his job. Then he vanished and started over as Robert P. Revised and updated, this ebook also includes photos. Chronicling list’s life before and after the grisly crime, his years as a fugitive with a new name—and a new wife—his eventual arrest, including his revealing letter to his pastor, Death Sentence exposes the truth about the accountant-turned-killer, and the details of his high-profile trial.

Until 1971, life was good for mild-mannered accountant John List. Straining under financial burdens, as well as the fear that the free-spirited 1970s would corrupt the souls of his children, the stress of hiding his unemployment, List came to a shattering conclusion. He was vice president of a jersey city bank and had moved his mother, wife, and three teenage children into a nineteen-room home in Westfield, New Jersey.

Clark. Hopefully they would go to heaven, and then maybe I would have a chance to later confess my sins to God and get forgiveness.

Where Monsters Hide: Sex, Murder, and Madness in the Midwest

In october 2014, local michigan police chief Laura Frizzo faced a perplexing missing-person case. It was not like chris Regan, a devoted father and dependable employee, to take off without explanation. William phelps expertly reveals Kelly Cochran’s staggering saga of murder, revenge, and payback. Phelps is the Harlan Coben of real-life thrillers.

Allison brennan “Anything by Phelps is an eye-opening experience. Suspense magazine“Master of true crime. Real crime magazine. But when the coroner ruled Jason’s death a homicide, no one reacted more bizarrely than his widow. Sixteen months later, Jason Cochran died from a drug overdose. Veteran investigative journalist M.

Friends and family rallied around the grieving Kelly. Detectives tried to put Kelly’s past into focus. An unexplained disappearance spirals into an unrelenting murder mystery. But the horrific truth was hidden under a near-perfect patchwork of lies. When frizzo learned chris was having an affair with Kelly Cochran, a married co-worker, suspicion fell on Kelly’s hulking husband, Jason.

Soon after that the Cochrans abruptly moved to Indiana.