Joy fererh was three and a half when her father walked out. In 1993 sol wachtler was convicted of blackmail and extortion against Joy Silverman, his former mistress. They kept their affair a secret—until an explosive mix of sex, betrayal, power, and prescription-drug abuse set the stage for the tabloid headlines of the decade.
Double Life: The Shattering Affair between Chief Judge Sol Wachtler and Socialite Joy Silverman #ad - . When she and sol met, he was fifty-five and nearing the pinnacle of his legal career. How did a respected jurist and one of the most prominent men in America end up serving time in prison? Linda Wolfe starts at the beginning—from Wachtler’s modest Brooklyn upbringing through his courtship and marriage to Joan Wolosoff, the only child of a wealthy real estate developer.
She was a stunning socialite and his wife’s step-cousin.
Wasted: Inside the Robert Chambers-Jennifer Levin MurderOpen Road Media #ad - On an august night in 1986 Jennifer Levin left a Manhattan bar with Robert Chambers. The next morning, her strangled, battered body was found in Central Park. It’s all here, from the initial police investigation, during which Chambers claimed Levin died accidentally during rough sex, to the media frenzy of the courtroom, where Chambers took an eleventh-hour plea.
A finalist for the 1990 edgar award for best fact crime, Wasted also powerfully depicts the freewheeling 1980s society that spawned a generation steeped in violence and the fatal impulses that drove Robert Chambers to kill. Linda wolfe, hailed by critic john leonard as “one of our best reporters, sex and partying—of a teenager whose immigrant mother was determined to make a better life for her son, ” goes beyond the headlines and media hype to re-create a story of privilege and excess, a petty thief and drug user who’d been expelled from the best schools.
Wasted: Inside the Robert Chambers-Jennifer Levin Murder #ad - Wolfe also delivers heartbreaking portraits of Levin’s grief-stricken father, Chambers’s in-denial mother, and the women who dated the accused Preppie Killer while he was out on bail. It was called the preppie Murder—a killer and a victim who were attractive, smart, privileged teenagers. A new york times notable book: acclaimed true-crime journalist Linda Wolfe delivers a riveting, comprehensive account of the Preppie Murder, a crime that shocked a city and a nation.
My Daddy is a Hero: How Chris Watts Went from Family Man to Family Killer#ad - She explores the childhoods, families of origin, meeting, and early relationship of Shanann and Chris Watts. A husband. A killer. Chris watts was a family man. She also examines watts’s double life and duplicity regarding his well-publicized affair with a co-worker, who, although she claimed their affair was casual, was searching online for wedding dresses at the time of the murders.
The book includes an in-depth look at community psychopaths, a criminal psychologist, and interviews with a neuroscientist, the different subtypes of narcissism, how to prevent this type of violence, and a journalist in order to determine what in Watts's twisted makeup allowed him to hide who he really is for so long.
The author will post receipts of sales and donation receipt on her website upon payment of the initial sales. Everybody, including his family, believed that. Phil. Yet, 2018, his pregnant wife, on august 13, and two young daughters, he murdered Shanann, burying Shanann and their unborn son in a shallow grave and dumping their daughters’ bodies in separate oil tanks.
My Daddy is a Hero: How Chris Watts Went from Family Man to Family Killer #ad - As terrible as his story is, it is also a warning because, to this day, living behind bars, Watts is still acting out the character traits that made him kill in the first place. In this, and most of all, the events leading to it, her beliefs about the “why, psychotherapist Lena Derhally has pieced together the crime, the first and only psychological exploration of the Watts family murders, ” including the fact that Chris Watts—now a self-described “man of God”—is not in the least remorseful about killing his family.
Using police discovery and other sources, Derhally recreates the night of the murders and the investigation that followed.
The Murder of Dr. Chapman: The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her LoverOpen Road Media #ad - With its shocking verdicts that raised troubling questions about sexism and racism, this mesmerizing true-crime tale still resonates nearly two hundred years later. In this “first-rate blending of true-crime, character-study and history” a 19th-century love con leads to murder and a sensational double trial Susan Isaacs, New York Times–bestselling author of Compromising Positions.
Lino and lucretia were eventually arrested and charged with murder—and the double trial of the century began. But her comfortable life and marriage to prominent local scientist William Chapman changed forever the night Lino Espos y Mina appeared at their door, requesting lodging. A little over a month later, William Chapman was dead from a lethal dose of poison.
The Murder of Dr. Chapman: The Legendary Trials of Lucretia Chapman and Her Lover #ad - In 1831 lucretia winslow chapman was a wife and mother of five who had founded one of Philadelphia’s first boarding schools for girls. Wolfe skillfully weaves court transcripts, love letters, and period recollections into an edge-of-your-seat historical thriller about the crime that rocked pre–Civil War America.
. It wasn’t long before the Cuban con artist had entrenched himself in the Chapman home and begun an illicit affair with Lucretia.
Poisoned LovePinnacle #ad - Kristin claimed he had overdosed on drugs after learning she was planning to leave him. But her sweet smile masked a much darker side—she had developed a taste for meth while in high school and started cheating on Greg just after they were married. The story of a young beauty with an ugly secret she would kill to keep—“a true-crime thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat” Aphrodite Jones, and her husband, Greg de Villers, 2000, New York Times–bestselling author On November 6, paramedics answered a call to find twenty-four-year-old Kristin Rossum sobbing, not breathing.
Includes 16 pages of shocking photos. The daughter of a well-to-do california family, Kristin was a brainy blonde whose talent for toxicology had won her a post at the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office. But family and friends who knew of Greg’s distaste for drugs weren’t buying that story—particularly the idea that he would take his own life.
Poisoned Love #ad - They could not know how right they were. With each clue discovered, another piece of kristin’s “good girl” façade fell away—and the world would eventually see the true face of a murderer—in a gripping account that does “a brilliant job of captivating the inner workings of a female killer” Aphrodite Jones.
Nutcracker: Money, Madness, Murder: A Family AlbumOpen Road Media #ad - A finalist for the edgar award for best fact crime, Nutcracker is “a Chekovian family tragedy that builds in intensity around this uniquely twisted woman” The Washington Post Book World. . In august of 1983 shana alexander, acclaimed journalist and chronicler of the lives and criminal trials of Jean Harris and Patty Hearst, wrote to New York City ballet patron Frances Schreuder on the eve of her murder trial.
It is also the tale of a family riven by greed and madness. Drawing on interviews with all the major players, Alexander paints a powerful portrait of a psychopathic woman driven by avarice, so depraved that she persuaded her own son to commit grand-patricide. New york times bestseller: the “compelling” story of Frances Schreuder, who persuaded her son to kill her multimillionaire father, Franklin Bradshaw The Washington Post Book World.
Nutcracker: Money, Madness, Murder: A Family Album #ad - Schreuder stood accused of unlawfully causing the death of her father, encouraging, and of soliciting, Franklin Bradshaw, and aiding her prep school–student son in the homicide in the hope of financial gain. Alexander never received a response, but she flew to Salt Lake City and met with Schreuder’s mother, the matriarch of the Mormon dynasty—eighty-year-old Berenice Bradshaw.
Nutcracker is the true story of this crime—the twisting four-year police investigation, the derailed cover-up and conspiracy, the dramatic trials.
Dying for Daddy: The True Story of a Family's Worst NightmareOpen Road Media #ad - Barron claimed they suffered from the same rare genetic disorder as their mother. But what they symbolize are the deaths of three innocent people—two of them children. Was this “devoted” father really a heartless murderer? did he suffer from a bizarre syndrome known as Munchausen by proxy, whereby a parent kills a child to gain sympathy? With firsthand interviews and exclusive inside information, author Carlton Smith paints a chilling portrait of a man driven to commit the most unspeakable of acts.
From the bestselling author of the search for the Green River Killer: The account of the family tragedy that became one of California’s most shocking murder cases. The man who took their lives, then planted trees in their honor, was their own husband and father. But when his fifty-two-year-old mother died, also of asphyxiation in her sleep, law enforcement officials finally took action: The fatal pattern was impossible to ignore.
Dying for Daddy: The True Story of a Family's Worst Nightmare #ad - On a picturesque street in Sacramento County, California, three healthy saplings stand side by side. . Hearts went out to jack Barron when his wife, Irene, died mysteriously in her sleep. Soon after, his two young children were also found dead in their beds.
MISSING ... AND PRESUMED DEADWildBlue Press #ad - But heather's body was never located. A series of sensational trials involving a handsome restaurant coworker and his Disneyland-obsessed wife resulted in shocking verdicts – but no body – as her family desperately sought closure and fought for justice, and a resort town struggled to regain calm. Read this latest gripping true crime from the bestselling author of BETTER OFF DEAD.
The disappearance of the beautiful, sexual obsession, vivacious hostess at a popular Myrtle Beach, South Carolina restaurant made international headlines and triggered a sweeping high-stakes investigation that exposed a twisted web of deception, betrayal, police corruption and revenge. On a cold southern night in 2013 under a full moon, 20-year-old Heather Elvis parked her car at a boat ramp along the Intracoastal Waterway and was never seen again.
Murder on Birchleaf Drive: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder CaseBlack Lyon Publishing, LLC #ad - Prepare yourself for an intense, heart-pounding read!”—Dr. Robert H. Spaulding, duke university“an amazing first book, by a talented new author, forensic Psychiatrist and Associate Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, MURDER ON BIRCHLEAF DRIVE drops the reader into the complex web and dark beauty of the criminal justice system.
Epstein skillfully recounts a chilling tale of human emotion, betrayal, and calculated murder. Joseph B. 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.
Murder on Birchleaf Drive: The True Story of the Michelle Young Murder Case #ad - . This is a must-read for anyone interested in seeing our criminal justice system at work. Hon. Attorney, 2002-2010“there is no way to put down this book! once you begin, Middle District of North Carolina, 2011-2017; Superior Court Judge, it draws you in right from the start. Stacie overman, co-star of syfy’s “ghost mine, ” author of ANGEL KISSES: NO MORE CANCER.
Of a 32-year-old man who behaved like a frat boy rebelling against adult responsibilities. Murder on birchleaf drive documents the gripping tale of a family’s marathon quest for justice, persistence of law enforcement officers, confounding crime scene evidence, and riveting courtroom combat.
Winter of Frozen Dreams: The Shocking True Story of Seduction, Suspicion, and Murder in MadisonOpen Road Media #ad - On a freezing christmas morning, a distraught young man named Gerald Davies led Madison police to Tomahawk Ridge, where they found the body of Harold Berge, bloody, naked, and beaten. The circumstances were suspicious already. The police kept him under watch, but eventually had to stop surveillance. But when the police discovered that berge was hoffman’s ex-lover, that he had signed over his house and an insurance policy to her—and that Davies had also made her his beneficiary—they began to suspect that Davies might also be in danger.
. . She and davies, whom she met at Jan’s, had recently become engaged. It’s a “snappy read” by an author with a “talent for sleuthy description and psychological insight” Kirkus Reviews. . Soon after, davies turned up dead in his bathtub, a Valium bottle nearby, in an apparent suicide. Davies insisted that he hadn’t killed the man, but that he and his fiancée had simply buried the corpse in a snowbank.
Winter of Frozen Dreams: The Shocking True Story of Seduction, Suspicion, and Murder in Madison #ad - The true story of barbara hoffman is a tale of money, men, and the Madison, Wisconsin, massage parlor where a biochemistry major turned into a murderer. But, an accomplished student of chemistry, Hoffman knew how tricky it could be to detect cyanide poisoning. Winter of frozen dreams is the full story of the case that would become a sensational televised trial and inspire a film of the same name starring Thora Birch.
Betrayal In BloodPinnacle Books #ad - He and kevin bryant were buddies who'd regularly gone on cocaine-fueled sex binges with hookers. She fingered boyfriend Cyril Winebrenner as the killer. His evil plan a drug bust led to Cassidy Green's confession that she'd driven the getaway car. Bryant, 45, told his two young sons in the spring of 2003. Astoundingly, winebrenner was also Tabatha's half-brother--but Bryant's $5, 000 had convinced him that money is thicker than blood.
But that was about to change--because Bryant knew his wife was cheating--and he intended to end the affair by ending her life. Her cheating Heart"Mommy. Won't be with us anymore. That's what attorney Kevin C. On june 14, 2003, he called 911 to report Tabatha slain by an unknown intruder who'd shot her in the eye with a.
Betrayal In Blood #ad - 22 and repeatedly stabbed her in the neck and upper body. In a trial that shook "country club row, " prosecutors would present evidence and testimonies that revealed ever more sordid details, leading to final justice for the lawyer who tried to get away with murder.