• The Pastor's Wife

  • The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family (St. Martin's True Crime Library)
  • By: Diane Fanning
  • Narrated by: Julie Williams
  • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (66 ratings)

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The Pastor's Wife

By: Diane Fanning
Narrated by: Julie Williams
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Publisher's summary

Beneath a veneer of respectability and religion, Mary Winkler's soul festered as she struggled to be obedient and loving to her husband and her God. Her suppressed anguish exploded in a shotgun blast that took the life of her husband, preacher Matthew Winkler.

Mary packed up her three young daughters and fled to the beach, leaving an endless trail of questions in her wake. Would anyone ever make sense of the tragedy in Selmer, Tennessee?

About the author: Diane Fanning is the author of the Edgar Award finalist Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret that Tore a Family Apart. Her other works of true crime include the best seller Mommy's Little Girl, A Poisoned Passion, Gone Forever, and Through the Window. She is also the author of the Lucinda Pierce Mysteries. She has been featured on 48 Hours, 20/20, Court TV, The Today Show, and the Discovery Channel, and has been interviewed on dozens of radio stations coast to coast. Her books are sold throughout the English-speaking world, including the UK and Australia, and there are more than half a million copies in print. Before becoming a writer, Fanning worked in advertising, and she earned more than 70 Addy Awards.

©2008 Diane Fanning (P)2012 Diane Fanning

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