The two women found dead in their beds had been executed. There was no robbery, no sexual motivation, and the satanic writings and red candles found at the scene had been staged to throw investigators off track. The killer, or killers, just wanted the women dead! One of them, Betty Lou Gray, had been the primary target, while the other, a close friend, was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
From the beginning, the prime suspect was Betty Lou's husband Bill. A dominating and controlling husband, he had kept his wife penniless and almost in bondage for 28 years until, finally, she'd had enough and asked for a divorce. The obvious motivation was money, a $250,000 life insurance policy, and with his wife dead, there would be no splitting of assets in a divorce settlement. If he could succeed in hiding the insurance money and the pawnshop assets from his children, Bill Gray could become a rich man.
It seemed an open and shut case, but it was not to be. In this true story, Dixie Murphy follows a trail of suspicion and intrigue, and reveals the virtually unprecedented means used to finally bring a murderer to justice.
©2011 Dixie Murphy (P)2013 Dixie Murphy
That it was intriguing..
That it took the judicial system so long to convict
Yes. By description and some repetitiveness of the character
How cold hearted he was. That he had no conscience even to his family
If you're a murder mystery fan this is the book for you! An intriguing story of a real life murderer and how slowly the judicial systems sometimes work. This book describes the long 5 years it took to convict this man of murder. It's hard to believe this is Dixie Murphy's first book as It is as well written as any established writer. The narrator is just so so but don't let that discourage you. Hopefully this will not be her last book...true or fictional! This book would make a great movie!
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