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In a Child's Name : The Legacy of a Mother's Murder: Maas, Peter

In a Child's Name : The Legacy of a Mother's Murder

Maas, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0671694162 / ISBN 13: 9780671694166
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NY: Simon & Schuster, 1990. Hard cover/ DJ. First Edition (full number line). SIGNED by the author, Peter Maas, in black felt pen on front end paper.The interior is crisp and clean, with no marks, other signatures or signs of previous use. Bindings are fresh showing no wear. DJ is lightly shelfworn, not price-clipped ($19.95) and protected in mylar jacket. Book and DJ condition: near fine. Language: eng Language: eng Language: eng. Bookseller Inventory # 5665

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Title: In a Child's Name : The Legacy of a Mother's...

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition...

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Relates the story of the brutal murder of a young wife by her psychopathic husband and how it sparked a nasty custody battle over the couple's infant son between the murdered woman's sister and the killer's parents

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In 1984 Ken Taylor, a dentist in Marion, Ind., cracked open the skull of his third wife, Teresa, with a dumbbell. Driving her body halfway across the country, he dumped it along a Pennsylvania road, then went to visit an ex-wife in Pittsburgh. Apprehended, Taylor, a calm, eerily confident wife-beater, philanderer and heavy user of marijuana and amphetamines, pleaded self-defense. He put forth a bizarre story that Teresa had been a drug addict and that he had caught her performing oral sex on their five-month-old son, Philip. In a taut, chilling voyage into the mind of a sociopath, Maas ( Serpico ) highlights the regional, religious and ethnic passions unleashed by a case that extended from the Midwestern Bible Belt to New Jersey, from Mexico to Staten Island, N.Y. As dramatic as the trial itself was the custody battle over Philip; his paternal grandparents temporarily adopted him after snatching him away from Teresa's sister, who had won custody. The grandparents' scheme, according to Maas, was directed by the convicted murderer from his cell. Photos. $100,000 ad/promo; author tour.
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