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Never Leave Me

A True Story of Marriage, Deception, and Brutal Murder

John Glatt

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Never Leave MeIn a quiet community of million dollar homes and shiny SUVs, the Nyce family projected the very image of success. Dr. Jonathan Nyce, an asthma sufferer, had achieved medical breakthroughs that made him rich—and offered hope to countless people. Michelle’s beauty made her an object of desire. And adultery was her husband’s worst nightmare.

Police found Michelle’s Land Cruiser floating in a frigid creak near the family home. When forensic investigators examined Michelle’s horribly battered body, they knew she had not died in the car. Or by accident.

Soon, the truth began to emerge. Of a brilliant man whose beautiful wife had a lover she could not stay away from. Of a family—including three innocent children—pushed to the breaking point. And of one brutal moment, when a man finally ended his torment by horrifically murdering the woman he loved…

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Forgive Me, Father

A True Story of a Priest, a Nun, and Brutal Murder

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Forgive Me, Father

Father Gerald Robinson was a pillar of his Toledo, Ohio church-going community. A popular priest, he was especially admired in the city’s Polish neighborhoods for delivering powerful sermons in Polish. In later years, Father Robinson ministered to the sick, and eventually ended up serving as chaplain at Mercy Hospital—where met Sister Margaret Ann Pahl.

Sister Margaret, age 72, was well-loved at Mercy. When, in the hospital’s sacristy, she was found dead with numerous stab wounds to her neck, chest, and head—in the pattern of a cross—no one could believe it: Who at Mercy could have committed such evil? For years, there was no answer…even though questions about the chaplain’s dark past continued to arise. Finally, in 2004, cold-case detectives announced that Father Gerald Robinson, who presided at Sister Margaret’s own funeral, was convicted with her murder.

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The Doctor’s Wife

A True Story of Marriage, Deception and Two Gruesome Murders

John Glatt

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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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