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Synopsis: In a New Mexico town, a Latina beauty dies by shotgun wound. Nobody believes Monica Dunn, who has all men's eyes upon her flaunted, voluptous body, would die by her own hand. But an enigmatic letter Monica wrote before her death is discovered.
From Publishers Weekly: olice reporter Egger, Associated Press Award recipient for her work with New Mexico newspapers, delivers a compelling true-crime story involving Paul Dunn, a 16-year veteran of the Farmington, N.Mex., police department. In 1994, his estranged 31-year-old wife, Monica, died by gunshot while their children were in the house. Paul, age 35 and inside the house at the time of the shooting, was suspected of pulling the trigger; he was fired from the police department and, despite passing polygraph tests, indicted by a grand jury. Because of extensive pretrial publicity, the trial was relocated to Gallup, N.Mex. Paul claimed Monica had committed suicide, and the defense read her suicide letter ("I just don't have any more strength or power to go on"), which outlined funeral arrangements. Did Monica accidentally shoot herself while trying to manipulate her husband with a suicide threat? Egger calls this defense theory "the only thing that makes sense." The jury deliberated only an hour before finding Paul not guilty. Egger recounts the couple's stormy, adulterous marriage, the horror of Monica's death and the media frenzy surrounding her funeral, spotlighting Paul's emotional turmoil as he lost custody of his children and was ostracized by fellow officers, relatives and townspeople. An appendix includes Farmington citizens' praise for Paul's police performance, Monica's suicide letter and the grand jury foreman's statement that Paul wouldn't have been indicted if the grand jury had seen it. Egger has skillfully combined Paul's and others' memories with a variety of sources, including court documents, interviews, testimony and press accounts into a potent psychological drama.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
Title: Grave Accusations
Publisher: New Horizon Press
Publication Date: 2001
Book Condition: Fair
Book Description New Horizon Press, 2001. Book Condition: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP9578542
Book Description New Horizon Press, 2001. Book Condition: Very Good. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP73195310
Book Description New Horizon Press Publishers, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book has a small amount of wear visible on the binding, cover, pages. Bookseller Inventory # G0882822136I3N10
Book Description New Horizon Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0882822136I4N00
Book Description New Horizon Press Publishers, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition book with only light signs of previous use. Bookseller Inventory # G0882822136I4N00
Book Description New Horizon Press, 2001. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2781236239
Book Description New Horizon Press, 2001. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0882822136
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Book Description New Horizon Press, 2001. Hardcover / Hardback. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First edition. Hardback. In her suburban bedroom, beautiful Monica Dunn, the mother of 3 young children, is blown apart by a shotgun blast. Though her husband, Paul, claims his wife committed suicide, he is dubbed a killer by townspeople and the law. Indicted on a charge of murder, Paul Dunn swears his innocence, but the only witness is his dead wife, who reaches out from the grave to condemn him. With shocking twists and turns, this gripping tale bares the secrets of a doomed marriage, a man no one believes, a harrowing, groundbreaking trial which becomes national news and the devastating power of a dead woman intent on telling what happened - or seeking revenge on the living. Illus. + Appendices. 307pp. 8vo. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F. in f. dw. Bookseller Inventory # 12702