All of those great ID shows, plus SNAPPED and SCORNED, have done episodes either adapted from one of my books, or based on cases which I brought to them for consideration. I can tell when I.D. or Oxygen re-runs one of them because suddenly I get more visitors to my web page. So, if you are looking for books about Barbara Opel, Robert Henry's murder in Tacoma, Manling Williams, or former beauty queen Rhonda Glover who shot Jimmy Joste, you have come to the right place.
When Jerry Heimann's son arrived at his father's home in Everett, Washington, he found his grandmother, an Alzheimer's patient, alone in the house, starving and dehydrated. His father was missing. The furniture was gone. Within hours, police realised that Jerry's live-in housekeeper, Barbara Opel, had robbed him and fled. But where was Jerry?The next morning, Opel's 11-year-old son led police to Jerry's body. Soon, stunned detectives were getting confessions from a rage tag group of teens and pre-teens. At Barbara Opel's command, they had set upon Jerry Heimann with knives, fists, and baseball bats – and battered him to death.From 13-year-old Heather, who frantically stabbed Jerry after having sex with her boyfriend, to 7-year-old Tiffany, who helped clean up the blood, this is the horrifying true story of how a mother turned her children and their friends into stone cold killers – and then rewarded them for their crime..
The horrific homicides of Manling WIlliams who murdered her two little
boys, and then slashed her husband to death with a samurai sword. A non-fiction thriller by two of America's most respected investigative journalists.
I was great working with Frank Girardot on this true crime mini-book. At $1.99 it's a true crime bargain.
Even less expensive is "Murder on 9/11" – the true story of the senseless killing of Robert Henry. The motive for the murder is so absurd, it is undoubtedly one of the strangest I've encountered.
Of course, we can't forget lovely Rhonda Glover who shot Jimmy Joste because…well, they didn't tell you the real reason on TV, but I'll tell you why she killed him in my book FATAL BEAUTY. "Edgar Award-winner Barer's (Mom Said Kill) latest
is a sordid and depressing tale of dysfunctional relationships, drug and alcohol abuse, mental illness, and the impotence of the Texas justice system to effectively address such problems. Charged with his murder, Glover was prevented by the state from claiming insanity and instead argued, unconvincingly, that she acted in self-defense. Barer's research is impressive, including diligent exposition of secondary subjects and a post-conviction interview wherein Glover offers her side of the story…" —Publishers Weekly