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In the Arms of Evil

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In the Arms of Evil

A True Story of Obsession, Greed, and Murder


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In the Arms of Evil by Carlton Smith
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Nancy Jean Siegel of Maryland became addicted to gambling during her first marriage. Sneaking off to Atlantic City and sinking deeper and deeper into debt she began stealing identities, conning family members, and leaving two ex-husbands buried in bills. Then she sold cemetery plots door-to-door and met Jack Watkins, a man thirty years her senior. He not only bought a grave site from the attractive younger woman, he leased a car for her, sold his house and gave her the proceeds. But Nancy wanted more Watkins' body was found in a steamer trunk near the Appalachian Trail. Half-naked and strangled, he remained unidentified for more than six years. Meanwhile, Nancy cashed his Social Security checks and opened new lines of credit under his name. By the time the police tracked her down, she had committed bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, and more. "New York Times" bestselling author Carlton Smith takes you inside the greed, the gambling, and one gruesome murder to question the very nature of evil "

Author Biography

Carlton Smith wrote the "New York Times" bestselling "The Search for the Green River Killer." An award-winning journalist for "The Los Angeles Times" and "The Seattle Times" during the 1970s and 1980s, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 1988. His books include "Mind Games, Cold Blooded, The Prom Night Murders," and "Cold as Ice." There are more than two million copies of his books in print.
Release date Australia
June 1st, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
black & white illustrations
St Martin's Press
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