"More lies and deception than in the Casey Anthony case, and more premeditation and delusion than Betty Broderick, the case of Rhonda Glover rightly belongs among the top episodes of Investigation Discovery's "Deadly Women." (It was, however, featured in a segment of "Snapped," although Rhonda did not exactly "snap," but prey, and slowly.)
Detectives uncover "allegations of conspiracy, financial fraud, manipulation of oil markets, kidnapping, child murder, drug dealing, Satanic rituals and perverse sexual behavior by respected members of Texas' social
elite." Rhonda Glover reports seeing "demons in her walls and disembodied life forms threatening her." She also alleges that her long time live-in boyfriend, Jimmy Joste, is the biological son of serial killer John Wayne Gacy.
Known for her sexual prowesses, beauty queen turned athlete Glover not only "could do no wrong. She could do all the wrong she wanted."
Burl Barer puts together this real-life murder mystery like a picture puzzle, supplying the myriad pieces from accounts of detectives, CSI investigators, mental health professionals, substance abuse counselors, and even trainers at the shooting range where Rhonda engaged in target practice almost obsessively, and to the point of zeroing in on the upstairs bedroom of the home she shared with Joste. There are also telling tales from the people closest to the couple.
This book is for those who prefer to draw their own conclusions about the ticking time-bomb that was this alluring, yet enigmatic woman."
For more than twelve years, the city of Juárez, Mexico — just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas — has been the center of a horrific crime wave against women and girls. Consisting of kidnappings, rape, mutilation, and murder, most of the atrocities have involved young, slender, and poor victims — fueling the premise that the murders are not random. As for who is behind the crimes themselves, the answer remains unknown — though many have speculated that the killers are American citizens, and others have argued that the killings have become a sort of blood sport due to the lawlessness of the city itself. And despite numerous arrests over the last ten years, the murders continue to occur, with the killers growing bolder, dumping bodies in the city itself rather than on the outskirts of town, as was initially the case, indicating a possible growing and most alarming alliance of silence and cover-up by Mexican politicians.
Now, in The Daughters of Juárez, the authors provide the first eye-opening and authoritative nonfiction work of its kind, examining the brutal killings and drawing attention to these startling atrocities on the border. The end result will shock readers and become required reading on the subject for years to come.
Diana also co-wrote with Kathy Kelly, "I Would Find a Girl Walking," Culled from interviews with the lead investigator and the victims' families, and exclusive access to the killer, this is a revealing, shocking, and unflinching portrait of Gerald Eugene Stano, a man who fancied himself one of the greatest lady-killers of them all.