My Husband's Trying to Kill Me!

My Husband's Trying to Kill Me!

A True Story of Money, Marriage and Murderous Intent

Book - 1992
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A true crime story recounts the bizarre tale of the Texas real-estate tycoon who hired assassins to kill his wife, describing how the FBI, while attempting to protect her, almost got her killed instead. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Blackwell North Amer
Good-looking, well-bred, extravagantly wealthy, and blessed with two beautiful children, Robert and Linda Edelman lived a life that was a dream come true. In the booming 1970s, Robert wheeled and dealed in Dallas real estate, while his charming and talented wife Linda (who'd danced on stage with Gene Kelly and Ginger Rogers) raised their children and ran their home - a mansion in the best neighborhood - with the greatest aplomb. When the Texas economy collapsed, however, so did Robert's business, and where he was once a man with a temper, he now became intensely violent - a frightening, demanding father and wife beater.
Finally, Linda could take it no longer and filed for divorce. One morning, her lawyer called her and demanded she come to his office immediately. As she drove, she noticed a car following her; when she parked at the lawyer's, two big men came out of their car and continued after her. She raced into her lawyer's office, the men followed, and her lawyer explained: "These men are with the FBI and you've got to help them. They've found your husband's taken out a contract to have you killed!"
The FBI needed concrete evidence to help convict Robert Edelman. They needed Linda to pretend to be murdered - with all her family and friends, even her children, not knowing she was still alive - in order to catch Robert paying off his hired murderer. An elaborate scheme was created, nothing worked out as planned, and Linda found herself in the middle of a deadly game - where one wrong move could mean her death. A fantastic, gripping story that immediately proves "truth is stranger than fiction," "My Husband's Trying to Kill Me!" fully depicts the overwhelming power of a mother's love and a woman's courage.

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Recounts the story of the Texas real-estate tycoon who hired assassins to kill his wife and the FBI's bumbling efforts to protect her, which almost got her killed instead

Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, c1992.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780060179601
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 SCH
Characteristics: 232 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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