As a nursery worker, wife and mother, she was a figure to place trust in. Yet her adulterous relationship and sick love triangle with Colin Blanchard and Angela Allen drew her into a dark world of violence and sexual abuse.
To compete for Blanchard's attention she would do everything in her power to impress him, even if this meant committing unspeakable acts of sexual violence on children as young as two years old.
What could have driven a mother to betray not only her daughters and loving husband, but the very families who entrusted her with their children? How could a seemingly caring women become engaged in a sordid and vile love triangle with a man and woman she had never met? Were there events in her own childhood that pushed her to commit these acts?
True crime expert Wensley Clarkson pieces together the events surrounding the case as well as new investigative research to compile a fascinating yet disturbing account of a case which shocked a nation.
We may never know the full extent of Vanessa George's cruelty, but the horror of her story will remain as a chilling memory for generations.
Along the way you'll meet hitmen, pimps, desperate former international footballers, coke barons, mules, hardened traffickers and corrupt cops as the truth is unravelled in a roller coaster ride through this secret world.
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.
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.
"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.
April 29, 1997--The body of 28-year-old Jeffrey Trail found wrapped in a rug in a Minneapolis apartment. May 3--Fishermen find the body of 33-year-old architect David Madson in Minnesota's East Rush lake. May 4--The tortured body of wealthy 72-year-old real estate investor Lee Miglin found in his garage. May 9--45-year-old caretaker William Reese found in a New Jersey cemetery with a bullet in his head. July 15--World-renowned fashion designer Gianni Versace shot twice in the back of the head and left to die in front of his South Beach mansion.
THE CAT AND MOUSE CHASE THAT GRIPPED THE COUNTRY
The man responsible for these horrific slayings was Andrew Cunanan, a cunning, cold-blooded killer who eluded police for three months until July 23rd, 1997, when, after a harrowing standoff on a Miami houseboat, police found Cunanan inside the boat--dead by his own hand. But as the tragic crime spree comes to an end, the mystery is just beginning--who was Andrew Cunanan and what led him to savagely murder five men? What was his relationship to the victims? And how did a handsome, privileged young man venture so far into the dark side?
THE FINAL ENDING THAT SHOCKED THE WORLD
Described as everything from a flamboyant playboy to a transvestite prostitute to a gold-digging "kept man," Andrew Cunanan has remained an enigma--even in death. Now, in this searing expose, author Wensley Clarkson examines Cunanan from the inside out, revealing never-before-told facts about his life, including:
- The truth about the wife and child he claimed to have had
- A scandalous affair Cunanan claimed to have had with an older TV star
- The tragic childhood that sparked his fury
- How Cunanan starred in gay porno videos
- Cunanan's deadly obsession with Tom Cruise
- And much, much, more
Enter today's sordid world of slaves and masters, where innocent young girls are sold to the rich, and subjected to horrifying degradation.
Beautiful Laxmi was the servant of two Arab princesses who regularly beat her and even yanked out her gold teeth. Bleeding and hysterical, she escaped-- only to be returned to the evil sisters.
Helen was allowed two to four hours of sleep a night by the married couple who kept her. Rarely did a day pass that she wasn't slapped, kicked, punched, and beaten by this cruel doctor and his wife.
Marita was sold by her husband to his best friend as a sex slave. He forced her to endure horrific beatings-- often locked in wooden stocks.
Virtual captives in the mansions of the rich and famous, they risked their lives to tell their stories for the first time, in Wensley Clarkson's Slave Girls.
With 8 pages of revealing photos.
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.
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.
After thirty years of practice, Dr. Shipman's true nature was finally exposed--that of a calculating killer who delivered his own prescription for death. Authorities eventually unearthed the shocking possibility that the fatherly physician had killed as many as 297 people. As body after body was exhumed from the local graveyard, the question grew more disturbing. How could such a prolific killer remain undetected for so long? What motive drove this seemingly "good" doctor to his deadly obsession with murder? And just how many people did Harold Shipman kill? The search for answers would take investigators into the life of a man who forever changed the stereotype of the sweet country doctor...