Patty: the prison beauty slaughtered her mother, father, and little brother after falling in love with an evil Svengali twenty years her senior.
Michelle: She lovingly tends the flowers on the prison grounds. Only those who know her best know how she kicked her husband to death.
Cynthia: A typical St. Louis girl--until she met a jailbird and embarked on a murderous rampage worthy of Natural Born Killers.
Author Wensley Clarkson has used his unique, unlimited access to some of America's toughest prisons to reveal the shocking world of female criminals--from their illicit love affairs to race relations, prostitution, protection rackets, drug smuggling, and more.
Plus: what happened to notorious criminals Amy Fisher and Pam Smart? Now their tawdry lived behind bars are revealed.
She Hid Her Criminal Past...
Prominent Indiana attorney Jimmy Grund thought he'd found the woman of his dreams when he wed his second wife Susan. But beneath the silky blond society lady lurked a calculating, evil-tempered seductress whose murderous future was about to rival her sordid past.
She Plotted A Brutal Murder...
While she hid her previous marriages and an appalling crime from Jimmy, she was soon plotting to get her hands on his fortune. When Jimmy Grund finally found out the truth about his wife, he told her he was divorcing her. But no one left Susan Grund.
She Killed Her Husband With A Gun Stolen From His Own Son...
All of Peru, Indiana was stunned when it was revealed the fatal bullet came from a gun stolen from young David Grund. Yet even that paled next to Susan's incredible testimony that she had carried on a two-year affair with the innocent teenager, who denied the affair and was not implicated in the crime.
Wensley Clarkson's Deadly Seduction is the story of a real femme fatale, who spun a web of deceit and murder that shocked an entire town.
But accused of imprisoning her children in a house of horrors...
According to Terry, Theresa--no longer the petite brunette she once was--had turned insanely jealous of her pretty eldest daughters and enlisted the help of her two teenaged sons in a vicious campaign against their sisters.
Of beating, torturing and killing her own flesh and blood...
Terry's gruesome tale told how Theresa had drugged, handcuffed and shot 16-year-old Suesan, allowing her wounds to fester, until the day she ordered her sons to burn their sister alive. Next, Terry said Theresa severely beat 20-year-old Sheila and then locked her in a stifling broom closet, so that when the girl finally starved to death, her brothers dumped her body in the same desolate mountain range where they had cremated Suesan.
She could be one of the most evil murderesses of our time...
It took Terry five agonizing years to convince authorities to investigate her grisly accounts of burning flesh, starvation and torture...of a mother from hell, so sadistic and so deranged, she had become her children's own executioner.
Wensley Clarkson's Whatever Mother Says ... is the true story of a mother, madness and murder.
Follow Braylin from the streets of Milwaukee to the Wisconsin Prison System as she struggles with her guilt and deals with the consequences of her actions. Where will her life take her as she tries to deal with the daily challenges she is faced with being an inmate?
Inside the prison walls, gangs rule, guards devise sadistic punishments, and newcomers suffer abuse at the hands of experienced tormentors.
From overcrowding in Nairobi to drug smuggling in Sao Paolo to the harsh labour camps of North Korea, The World's Worst Prisons reveals what life behind bars is really like.
The Humiliated Husband
But it didn't stop there. Gina enlisted Larry and three of his friend to murder huer husband and cash in on his $300,000 life insurance policy. So on Mother's Day of 1997, two teenagers knocked on the Spanns' door, and when Kevin opened it, shot him point-blank. As Kevin Spann's lifeless body hit the ground, his two assassins sauntered away casually.
The Lovesick Teenager
Police zeroed in on the motley crew soon enough -- and each would pay heavily for their crime. Gina, Larry, and two of his friend would each receive life sentences for the ruthless murder of Kevin Spann. In a case as twisted and shocking as fiction, bestselling author Wensley Clarkson explores this volatile web of sex, greed, and murder that ended in deadly disaster.
West Coast doctor Kenneth Stahl would do anything to free himself from his wife Carolyn. Then Adriana Vasco—Kenneth's former receptionist and mistress of nine years—obliged by introducing him to ex-con Dennis Earl Godley. The deal was set. Godley would murder Carolyn for thirty-thousand dollars. On the day after her 44th birthday, the trusting victim was lured to a lonely stretch of road. The deadly rendezvous took a shocking turn. Not only was Carolyn gunned down with a .357 Magnum, but Kenneth would also be killed.
The hit man's getaway driver was the other woman, Adriana Vasco.
In a sensational trial, a tangled web of lies, sex, and betrayal unfolded as Adriana and Dennis turned against each other...and Michael Fleeman tells the whole shocking story in his true crime book Deadly Mistress.
"I love you and I'm going to bed," were the last words Elyse Pahler ever said to her parents. But she would never dream again, for the pretty blond 15-year-old was about to begin a walking nightmare that would end in her grisly stabbing murder.
Three depraved schoolboys' deadly fantasies...
Later that night Elyse slipped out of her parent's house for a bit of forbidden fun. She never suspected that three local boys - two of whom rode the school bus with her - were outside in the dark waiting...waiting to perform a human sacrifice - in the name of Satan.
An unspeakable atrocity that stunned a nation...
The DA claims that teenagers Royce Casey, Jacob Delashmutt, and Joe Fiorella - all in a band called Hatred - believed they had found the ultimate offering to make to the Prince of Darkness. They would sacrifice an innocent young girl, a virgin. Prosecutors say the three boys dragged a terrified Elyse to a deserted area they believed was the devil's altar, where, after being drugged, and attacked, she died of multiple stab wounds.
For eight months Elyse's body lay hidden in a eucalyptus grove until an unexpected tip to police revealed the ghastly crime. In The Name of Satan is an unthinkable American tragedy, a horrifying voyage into deepest evil imaginable.
On 26 November 1983 six armed robbers escaped with £28 million worth of gold bullion from a Brink's-Mat warehouse at London's Heathrow Airport. The Curse of Brink's-Mat reveals the pulse-racing full story of the crime itself before moving to its chilling aftermath, which still reverberates to this day. The heist made the careers of many of the underworld's biggest names, and changed the face of British crime forever but in the years that followed the robbery, many of those involved, innocent and guilty alike have been sent to an early grave. Two decades on, the death toll is still rising.
Nobody knows more about that extraordinary morning's events than Wensley Clarkson. Nobody is better placed to track the vicious, violent and unexpected waves that followed in its wake or bring to life its cast of larger-than-life characters. From small-time crime in south-east London, to 'the heist of the century' and its bloody consequences, Wensley Clarkson's The Curse of Brink's-Mat is an epic tale of villainy, gold and revenge.