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The Doctor’s Wife

A True Story of Marriage, Deception and Two Gruesome Murders

John Glatt

St. Martin’s Paperbacks

 

The Doctor's WifeFor months, the young son of Bart and Jennifer Corbin had told people that he was afraid of violence in their posh, suburban Georgia home. Then, on the morning of December 4, 2004, neighbors found seven-year-old Dalton Corbin at their front door sobbing. Until then no one could have seen what was going on behind closed doors: that beautiful Jennifer Corbin was immersed in a cyber-sex lesbian affair—or that Bart, now a wealthy dentist, had a bizarre, frightening past…

Jennifer Corbin’s death looked like a suicide. But the crime didn’t fool young Dalton, and in the coming weeks an even more horrifying story emerged: That Dr. Corbin had been left by a woman once before—and that time he may have gotten away with murder. But this time justice would be served….

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Depraved

A True Story of Sadistic Murder in the Heartland

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

DepravedJohn Edward Robinson was a 56-year-old grandfather from rural Kansas. An entrepreneur and Eagle Scout, he was even honored as ‘Man of the Year” at a Kansas City charity. To some of the women he met on the Internet, he was known as Slavemaster–a sexual deviate with a taste for sadomasochistic rituals of extreme domination and torture.Masquerading as a philanthropist, he promised women money and adventure. For fifteen years, he trawled the Web, snaring unsuspecting women. They were never seen again. But in the summer of 2000, the decomposed remains of two women were discovered in barrels on Robinson’s farm, and three other bodies were found in storage units. Yet the depths of Robinson’s bloodlust didn’t end there. For authorities, the unspeakable criminal trail of Slavemaster was just beginning…

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Deadly American Beauty

Beautiful Bride. Dark Secrets. Deadly Love.

John Glatt

St. Martin’s Paperbacks

 

Deadly American BeautyGreg DeVillers was a top biotech executive, and Kristen Rossum was embarking on a career in toxicology at the San Diego Medical Examiner’s office. They seemed to be happily married, living the American dream. But only months shy of their second anniversary, Kristen found her handsome husband dead from a drug overdose-his corpse sprinkled with rose petals. By his side was their wedding photo. The scene was reminiscent of American Beauty, one of Kristen’s favorite movies. Authorities deemed it a suicide.

Until they discovered that the rare poison found in Greg’s body was the same poison missing from Kristen’s office. Until they discovered the truth about Kristen’s lurid affair, about her own long-time drug addiction, and about the personal and professional secrets she would kill to keep hidden-secrets that would ultimately expose the beautiful blonde as the deadly beauty she really was…a Deadly American Beauty.

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Twisted

The secret desires and bizarre double life of Dr. Richard Sharpe

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

TwistedHe Had A Successful Career, A Selfless Wife, And Three Loving Children.

When high school sweethearts Karen and Richard Sharpe married, they shared an interest in medicine, a desire for family, and a dream for the future. For Karen, that dream became a nightmare. After years of abuse at the hands of her physician husband, she put an end to their 26-year marriage. Fearing a crushing divorce settlement, Richard ended the marriage first by unloading a .22-caliber rifle into Karen’s chest. The murder revealed more about the millionaire doctor-and his double life-than polite Boston society was prepared for.

He Also Had A Secret That Shot His Picture-Perfect World To Hell.

Behind the doors of their upscale Massachusetts home, Dr. Sharpe was a compulsive cross-dresser with a penchant for his own daughter’s underwear-a respected family man who had not only been taking hormones to grow breasts, but who stole his wife’s birth control pills to supplement them. But not even his own family could have imagined that it would take cold-blooded murder to finally reveal the good doctor’s disturbing secrets, and shatter forever the prosaic façade of an all-American family.

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Cries in the Desert

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Buy Cries in the DesertIn the fall of 1999, a twenty-two-year-old woman was discovered naked and bleeding on the streets of a small New Mexico town south of Albuquerque. She was chained to a padlocked metal collar. The tale she told authorities–of being beaten, raped, and tortured with electric shock–was unthinkable. Until she led them to 59-year-old David Ray Parker, his 39-year-old financee Cindy Hendy–and the lakeside trailer they called their “toy box”. What the FBI uncovered was unprecedented in the annals of serial crime: restraining devices, elaborate implements of torture, books on human anatomy, medical equipment, scalpels, and a gynecologist’s examination table. But these horrors were only part of the shocking story that would unfold in a stunning trial…

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Internet Slave Master

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Buy Internet Slave MasterJohn Edward Robinson was a 56-year-old grandfather from rural Kansas. An entrepreneur and Eagle Scout, he was even honored as ‘Man of the Year” at a Kansas City charity. To some of the women he met on the Internet, he was known as Slavemaster–a sexual deviate with a taste for sadomasochistic rituals of extreme domination and torture.

Masquerading as a philanthropist, he promised women money and adventure. For fifteen years, he trawled the Web, snaring unsuspecting women. They were never seen again. But in the summer of 2000, the decomposed remains of two women were discovered in barrels on Robinson’s farm, and three other bodies were found in storage units. Yet the depths of Robinson’s bloodlust didn’t end there. For authorities, the unspeakable criminal trail of Slavemaster was just beginning…

Internet Slave Master is a true story of sadistic murder in the Heartland, told by true crime master John Glatt.

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Blind Passion

A True Story of Seduction, Obsession, and Murder

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Buy Blind PassionThe Beauty
She was a gorgeous swimsuit model. He was a charming Greek sailor. They met on a cruise in November of 1997 and soon thereafter began a clandestine love affair. Little more than a year later, thirty-one-year-old Julie Scully left her millionaire ex-husband and three-year-old daughter behind, and moved to Greece to be with twenty-four-year-old George Skiadopoulos.

The Beast
But there was trouble in paradise. Julie, tired of Skiadopoulos’ jealous and controlling nature, and badly missing her young daughter, decided to return to the States. Skiadopoulos wouldn’t have it. When she told him of her plans to leave-and take her $600,000 divorce settlement back with her- Skiadopoulos took Julie to a remote area and strangled her to death. Then, to cover up his deed, her burned her lifeless body and tried to stuff the charred corpse into a suitcase. When it wouldn’t fit, Skiadopoulos delivered the final blow-he chopped off her head and tossed it into the Aegean Sea.

The Brutal Murder
Now, find out the stunning inside story on a murder case that made national headlines, as acclaimed true crime writer John Glatt lays bare a shocking story of greed, betrayal, and…

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Cradle of Death

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Buy Cradle of DeathTen Babies. Eight Murders. One Woman to Blame: Their Mother
In March of 1949, a healthy baby boy named Richard Noe entered this world. Thirty-one days later, he left it — found dead in his parents’ bedroom in a working-class Philadelphia neighborhood. Over the next nineteen years, all nine of Marie and Arthur Noe’s other children would die — one stillborn, one in the hospital, and the other seven of unexplained causes–none lived longer than fifteen months.

Gaining national sympathy for their unbelievabloe bad luck, the Noes were deemed victims of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). But as the years went on, may people found their SIDS defence a hard pill to swallow — after all, SIDS is not a hereditary condition. As investigators proved, they found that in each case, the child had died while home alone with Marie Noe.

Finally, in 1999 — fifty years after her first child died — septuagenarian Maried Noe pled guilty to killing eight of her ten dead children. Today, she remains at home on probation helping psychiatric experts understand what is perhaps one of the most disturbing and baffling mysteries of all: how and why a mother could kill her own children. In this riveting true crime account, author John Glatt goes behind the headlines and into the heart of this fascinating case to reveal the shocking answers.

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Evil Twins

Chilling True Stories of Twins, Killing and Insanity

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Buy Evil Twins

They give a whole new meaning to the phrase “Dead Ringers.”

Identical twins, with the exact same genetic information, are a fascinating study in human behavior. It is a known fact that when separated at birth, they will often end up with very similar lives, without ever having met one another. So it seems to follow that if one twins turns out to be a “bad seed,” the other will also go to the dark side. the shocking stories in Evil Twins prove this to be the case time and time again. And even more astounding are stories of twins turning upon each other in furious rivalries that may date back to the womb. Here is just a sampling of the compelling true stories about evil twins:

Sins of the mothers: Harvard-educated chemical engineer Jane Hopkins stabbed her two young children to death before killing herself-six years after her twin sister Jean had tried to poison her own two children…

My brother’s killer: Identical twins Jeff and Greg Henry were close as brothers could be, inventing their own language and often exchanging identities. But they grew up to become violent alcoholics, and on one fateful binge, Jeff turned on his own twin brother and shot him in the heart with a shotgun…

Loathsome Lotharios: Handsome, charming twin brothers George and Stefan Spitzer went to Hollywood to become famous actors. But their movie-star good looks never landed them any parts-except in the lurid home movies they shot of themselves raping the unconscious women they doped up on “Roofies”…

Evil twins: Double the deadliness…with eight pages of shocking photos!

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For I Have Sinned

True Stories of Clergy Who Kill

John Glatt
St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Buy For I Have SinnedThey went from praying to preying…

Priests, pasters, ministers, and nuns: they are the men and women of God. We trust them unconditionally, tell them our darkest deeds, turn to them in our most desperate hour. We would never, in our wildest dreams, expect them to be…cold-blooded murderers. Now, peek into the confessionals of eleven clergymen and -women who did the unthinkable– who broke the most sacred commandment: Thou shalt not kill.

Pastor Edmund Lopes could bring a congregation to its knees. Little did they know that years before, after murdering his wife and stabbing his girlfriend, he had found religion in prison and jumped parole to become a Baptist minister– until police caught up with him, ten years after his escape.

Sister Sheila Ryan De Luca, having left her Franciscan convent after allegations of a lesbian affair with another nun, stands accused of brutally murdering a man who she claims raped her. Ultimately she served ten years in prison until her conviction was overturned.

Reverend Freddie Armstrong heard the voice of God telling him to “kill the Antichrist,” so the schizophrenic ordained priest took a sharp butcher’s knife and proceeded to stab and decapitate 81-year-old Fred Neal, a beloved local minister who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

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