New York Times bestselling author Suzy Spencer wrote the controversial true crime book "Wasted," a 1999 Violet Crown Book Award finalist, as well as" Wages of Sin," Spencer is the recipient of two Chilton Editorial Awards and a three-time semi-finalist in the Pirate's Alley Faulkner Awards. She holds a Masters of Professional Writing and a Masters of Business Administration, both from the University of Southern California. She lives in Texas.
Each chapter will chronicle a riveting, real life, age-old murder case involving jealousy, betrayal, and homicidal fury between spouses, lovers, and others caught in the fatal crossfire, and justice being served or not.
Chapter 1: Murder of the U.S. Attorney: Congressman Sickles’ Crime of Passion in 1859
Chapter 2: Murder of the Doctor’s Wife: The 1867 Crimes of Bridget Durgan
Chapter 3: Murder of the French Lover: The Killing of Madame Lassimonne in 1892
Chapter 4: Murderess on the Loose: The 1922 Hammer Wrath of Clara Phillips
Chapter 5: Killer of Her Husband’s Secretary: The 1935 Love Triangle Ire of Etta Reisman
Chapter 6: Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961
Chapter 7: Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The 1978 Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model
Chapter 8: Murder of a Star Quarterback in 2009: The Tragic Tale of Steve McNair and Sahel Kazemi
Bonus material includes two complete and captivating historical true crime shorts, The Amityville Massacre: The DeFeo Family's Nightmare, and Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson; as well as excerpts from the author’s bestselling books The Sex Slave Murders: The True Story of Serial Killers Gerald & Charlene Gallego; The Dreadful Acts of Jack the Ripper and Other True Tales of Serial Murder and Prostitutes; Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner; and Murders in the United States: Crimes, Killers, and Victims of the Twentieth Century.