Death Sentence: The True Story of Velma Barfield's Life, Crimes, and Punishment

Jerry Bledsoe

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Synopsis: Everybody knew Velma Barfield as the perfect wife and a loving grandmother. But there was something about her that nobody knew... Velma Barfield had a secret life, and a sick urge to kill.

"Fast-paced...breathes new life into the true crime genre."-- Raleigh News & Observer

"Taut and engrossing."-- Booklist"Get ready for the Velma Barfield story...complete with all the prescription drug overuse, the arsenic, the drunkenness, the spouse abuse--and the redemption. It's the equal of any suspense novel going."-- Times-News(Burlington, NC)

"Bledsoe has written a detailed account of Barfield's troubled life and motives...holds the reader's interest with a true story that reads like a novel."

-- Library Journal

"Undertakes to answer the questions about the justice system and the motives that drive women to kill."-- Washington Post Book World

"An important commentary of the standing of a nation's soul, with journalistic integrity and the resonance of a fine novel."-- Will Campbell

"The Master of true crime."-- Patricia Cornwell

About the Author: Jerry Bledsoe is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Bitter Blood and others. Among the many publications in which his work has appeared are Esquire and the New York Times. Bledsoe lives in North Carolina and Virginia.

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Publication Date: 1999
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