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Fighting the devil : a true story of consuming passion, deadly poison, and murder

Author: Jeannie Walker
Publisher: New York : IUniverse, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A Texas millionaire rancher discovered his wife and bookkeeper had stolen thousands of dollars from him. After he demanded the money back, he started getting sick. While in the hospital, doctors were mystified as to how an otherwise healthy, energetic man could become so deathly ill. The dying man told everyone within earshot that his wife and bookkeeper were killing him. The man's wife said her husband was  Read more...
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Genre/Form: True crime stories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeannie Walker
ISBN: 1450213030 9781450213035 145021455X 9781450214551
OCLC Number: 636961198
Description: xi, 322 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Jeannie Walker.

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A Texas millionaire rancher discovered his wife and bookkeeper had stolen thousands of dollars from him. After he demanded the money back, he started getting sick. While in the hospital, doctors were mystified as to how an otherwise healthy, energetic man could become so deathly ill. The dying man told everyone within earshot that his wife and bookkeeper were killing him. The man's wife said her husband was hallucinating from drugs the doctors were giving him. The millionaire rancher succumbed in the hospital while strapped down to his bed with restraints on his hands and feet and tubes in every orifice. After the rancher died, an anonymous caller tipped off the police. The widow was the sole beneficiary of the estate and a $350,000 life insurance policy. A week before the man's death, a teenager visited the rancher's home and became deathly ill after he drank juice that was in the rancher's refrigerator. Two years after the millionaire's death, a bottle of arsenic was found in a storage locker rented by a woman under an assumed name. The millionaire's ex-wife, the mother of his children, became a sleuth to help solve the murder. No one could have predicted the aftermath with its strange twists and unexpected results.

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Fighting the Devil is an excellent book

by sunnysantabarbara (WorldCat user published 2010-12-09) Excellent Permalink

Fighting the Devil is an extraordinarily good book. It is a mystery/thriller that kept me interested throughout the entire book. I thought it was well-written and just an extraordinary good book.

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