I remember watching the movie a long time and wanting to know more about the case I went out and checked out the book. Let's just say I didn't get much sleep, I could not put this book down and finished it in two days. It was shocking that a father would have his daughter take the fall for the crime and horrible what he put her through. I cheered when she was brave enough to fight back. If you are looking for a good true crime read, this is the book to get.
Jan 30, 2008
This book was very interesting, and i couldn't put it down. Very well written
Jul 26, 2007
A fathers madness
Words can not say what this book was like reading. all i can say is if this man can do this he is where he belongs.
Publishers Weekly, 1992-03-16 Rule expertly portrays a millionaire computer genius who masterminded the murder of his wife by his 14-year-old daughter, and later, from his prison cell, unsuccessfully plotted three more killings. More than 100,000 hardcovers were sold of this title, which was a Literary Guild alternate in cloth. Photos. Author tour. (Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 1991-03-15 Rule, who scored a great success with Small Sacrifices , has triumphed again with this story of a millionaire computer expert seen as archetypal sociopath. In 1985 Southern Californian David Brown arranged, with the connivance of his 17-year-old sister-in-law, Patti, to have his daughter by his first marriage, 14-year-old Cinnamon, shoot and kill his 23-year-old wife, Linda. Apprehended, Cinnamon pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a 27-year term, keeping silent about the roles of her father, aged 32, and Patti in the murder. Eventually, however, she did implicate the pair, now-married, and they were arrested. From his jail cell Brown plotted the murders of Patti, the investigator and prosecutor on the case, but the convicts he enlisted to carry out his scheme betrayed him, bringing further charges. He was sentenced to life imprisonment, while Patti was placed in the custody of the California Youth Authority. In this vivid account, a monster to whom every other human being was a ``throwaway person'' is masterfully potrayed. Photos not seen by PW. 150,000 first printing; $125,000 ad/promo; author tour. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
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