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Love Her to Death

The True Story of a Millionaire Businessman, His Gorgeous Wife, and the Divorce That Ended in Murder

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Love Her to DeathA Marriage: Destroyed
They were a picture-perfect family—until a bitter divorce drove Darren Mack over the edge. A Reno millionaire, Mack was ordered by the court to pay his wife $10,000 a month in alimony. Instead, he stabbed her in the garage while their daughter watched TV upstairs.

A Judge: Targeted
The only person Mack hated more than his wife was the family court judge who presided over their divorce. So, after killing his wife, he loaded his gun and went after the judge… and headed for Mexico with a stash of concealed weapons.

A Killer: Wanted
So began an international manhunt for a rage-filled fugitive—featured on “America’s Most Wanted”—that eventually ended in Mack’s capture. In a dramatic trial, the public would learn shocking details of the swinging lifestyle that ended his marriage, the ugly divorce that fueled his anger, and the final straw that triggered his bloody spree.

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Lost and Found

The True Story of Jaycee Lee Dugard and the Abduction that Shocked the World

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Lost and FoundThen, in August 2009, a registered sex offender named Phillip Garrido appeared on the University of California, Berkeley campus alongside two young women whose unusual behavior sparked concern among campus officials and law enforcement. That visit would pave the way for shocking discovery: that Garrido was Jaycee Lee Dugard’s kidnapper…

Jaycee’s story was revealed: For eighteen years, she had lived in an outbuilding on the Garrido property in Antioch, CA, just two hours away from her childhood home. Kept in complete isolation, she was raped by Garrido, who fathered her two daughters. When news broke of Jaycee’s discovery, there was a huge outpouring of relief across the nation. But questions remain: How did the Garridos slip past authorities? And how did Jaycee endure her captivity? This is the story of a girl-next-door who was Lost and Found.

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Playing With Fire

The True Story of a Nurse, Her Husband, and a Marriage Turned Fatal

John Glatt

St. Martin’s True Crime

 

Playing With Fire

A beautiful nurse. A lethal injection. A gruesomely charred corpse. Nothing could have shocked the sleepy community of Morgantown, West Virginia, more than the lurid details that surfaced after a house fire claimed the life of Shelly Michael’s husband Jimmy. Local authorities suspected possible arson. Then they discovered that Jimmy had been dead before the fire even started—paralyzed by a fatal dose of muscle relaxant…

Did Shelly Michael, a respected nurse and mother, kill her second husband and torch her own home? Were the rumors true that she’d had an affair with her husband’s employee only two weeks before the murder? Or did she kill Jimmy simply for the insurance money? Charged with first-degree murder and first-degree arson, Shelly would never stop claiming her innocence—even to this day.

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One Deadly Night

A State Trooper, Triple Homicide, and a Search for Justice.

John Glatt

St. Martin’s Paperbacks

 

One Deadly NightOn September 28, 2000, former Indiana State Trooper David Camm made a frantic call to his former colleagues in the state troopers office: He’d just walked into his garage, and found lying on the floor the bodies of his 35-year-old wife, Kim, and their two children, Brad and Jill, ages 7 and 5.

This was the kind of crime that could tear the heart out of a community. The Camm’s lived the American Dream. They had what seemed like a loving marriage, a nice little house with a white picket fence, and two adorable children. To top it all off, David Camm was a pillar of the community who had dedicated his career to the enforcement of the law and the sanctity of human life. Then, this happened.

Three days later, it got worse when police arrested David Camm for the triple murder. Soon, new stories started emerging: stories about mistresses and violent bursts of temper. And as the ugly truth about the Camms’ marriage got uglier and the evidence against David started piling up, two families-and the community at large-took positions at opposite sides of a yawning and bitter divide.

Was David Camm a dedicated, conscientious public servant-the victim of unspeakable tragedy, railroaded by an unfair system? Or was he a cold-hearted murderer who earned his three murder convictions and every one of the 195 years behind bars to which he was sentenced?

Investigative journalist John Glatt finds out in this gripping new book.

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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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