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  • Dying to Get Married

  • The Courtship and Murder of Julie Miller Bulloch
  • By: Ellen Harris
  • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 35
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 33
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

Dying to Get Married is a modern day morality tale of the perversion of an American dream. Julie Miller was a successful executive, who, through a newspaper ad, met who she thought was "Mr. Right". Little did she know that he had a violent past and a predisposition for bizarre sexual rituals.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Snake In The Grass . . .

  • By Polly Poizendem on 12-20-18

Good book but...

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-13-19

Good book, very interesting. I was a teenager when this happened but I do vaguely remember hearing about it at the time. However, being a legal secretary in St. Louis and Clayton for most of my adult life the most frustrating part of this book is to hear Margulis’s mispronounced over and over. The narrator places the emphasis on the second syllable and especially the “u” she pronounces like “oo” as in the word cool. It’s actually pronounced with the emphasis on the first syllable and u is more like an i. Also being from Jefferson County I literally laughed out loud at the incorrect characterizations of our county. Arnold is the northernmost town in Jefferson County. It literally borders South St. Louis County and is only about 20-25 mins from Clayton so I didn’t understand the reference to the “long drive” Dennis’s parents made to visit him in jail. Also there was a reference to a town called Belda Village in this area - there is no such town. There is a Bella Villa so perhaps that was what the author meant. I also didnt like the way the outcome of the story was given away needlessly multiple times earlier in the book. Still it was very compelling and I do recommend this book!

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