Evidence of Love by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson (1984)

Evidence of the Love by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson
It was 1979. Candy Montgomery was a wife, a full time mother to two young children, and very active in the Lucas, Texas Methodist church. But she was bored. Feeling that her marriage to Pat Montgomery was the source of her boredom, Candy went looking to have an affair. Her first lover would be Allan Gore. Like Candy, Allan believe his marriage had gone stale but he wasn’t looking to cheat until...

Driven to Kill: The Clara Harris Story by Clifford L. Linedecker (July 2003)

Driven to Kill by Cliff Linedecker
Last August, I swore off ever reading another Clifford Linedecker book again. But I screwed up. I started reading his 2003 Driven To Kill: The Clara Harris Story before I noticed the author. If you haven’t heard of Clara Harris, the Texas woman who ran over (several times) her husband as he escorted his mistress to her car in the parking lot of the Nassau Bay Hilton, then I’m guessing...

Smooth Operator: The True Story of Seductive Serial Killer Glen Rogers by Clifford Linedecker (December 1997)

Smooth Operator by Clifford Linedecker
Glen Rogers was born in Kentucky but grew up in Hamilton, Ohio. At the age of 19, he learned his 14-year-old girlfriend was pregnant. Following a postponed shotgun wedding, he loaded his wife and kid up and headed out to California. And for the next several years, he would crisscross the country, killing redheaded women along the way. The women who fell victim to Rogers were (usually) at the little...

Cold Kill by Jack Olsen (November 1988)

Cold Kill by Jack olsen
Ex-marine David West was from a fine old Texas family.  So was Cindy Campbell Ray. David thought they were in love.  He thought he was avenging her honor when they both donned grotesque battle gear and crept into her luxurious Houston home – to murder her sleeping parents in a cold-blooded crime so carefully planned it left Houston police completely baffled. With the consummate skill of...

A Descent Into Hell: The True Story of an Altar Boy, a Cheerleader, and a Twisted Texas Murder by Kathryn Casey

Descent Into Hell by Kathryn Casey
In their earlier years, Jennifer Rae Cave and Colton Aaron Pitonyak had been relatively good kids; a high school cheerleader and an alter boy respectively, but that life was long over. Now life revolved around the next high. And college, sometimes. As it’s prone to do, drug-enhanced relationships end on a sour note when one junkie decides to get clean; which is what Jennifer was intending to...

Cruel Deception: A Mother’s Deadly Game, a Prosecutor’s Crusade for Justice by Gregg Olsen (March 2005)

Cruel Deception by Gregg Olsen
Tanya Thaxton Reid grew up in the small town of Dumas, Texas. Her childhood was like any average American girl; loving parents, strong religious ties, and school filling up three-fourths of the year. But something dark lurked in this young woman, something very different from her peers. Some believe it may have started with the near-death of a four-month old left in Tanya’s care when she was...

No, Daddy, Don’t!: A Fathers Murderous Act of Revenge by Irene Pence (July 2003)

No Daddy Don't by Irene Pence
For years Mary Jean Pearle had taken John Battaglia‘s verbal and emotional abuse but when things took a physical turn she knew it was time to get out. She knew her husband wouldn’t take the news well but she knew this marriage was no longer conducive to the well-being of her self or her daughters. But the things she feared, were coming true. John loved his daughters but he hated his...