By Jerry Bledsoe
She led a nearly excellent lifestyles, and dedicated a virtually ideal crime.
Barbara Stager seemed to be a faithful mom, loving spouse, and devoted church chief in her Durham, North Carolina, group. while she "accidentally" shot her husband, well known highschool trainer Russ, the police have been vulnerable to think her―until they discovered out ten years prior her first husband had died in a surprisingly comparable manner. Detective Rick Buchanan's relentless investigations into Stager's lifestyles printed a beautiful vortex of compulsive mendacity, obsessive spending, and sexual promiscuity.
With each surprising new discovery, extra of Barbara's impeccable snapshot unraveled. however the maximum shock―a damning piece of facts Russ Stager left behind―revealed the nightmare fact approximately Barbara. ny occasions bestselling writer Jerry Bledsoe takes us deep into some of the most spellbinding circumstances of double lifestyles, deadly lust, and virtually ideal murder.
"Mesmerizing... Barbara Stager is yet one more best instance of the delicate Southern lady who will kill her males as quickly as kiss them, and that i enjoyed each web page approximately her. Bledsoe is one in every of a handful of natural-born true-crime writers." ―Ann Rule
"A profile of evil... interesting, soaking up and gossipy." ―Baltimore Sun
"In the paintings of true-crime reportage, Jerry Bledsoe is the simplest within the nation. Combining a journalist's feel of truth and element with a storyteller's intuition for speed and plot, ahead of HE WAKES has he suspense of a novel." ―Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Jerry Bledsoe is among the nice chroniclers of precise crime... the grand grasp of Southern insanity and murder." ―Sharyn McCrumb
"Thanks to the fine-toothed-comb reporting of ace crime journalist Bledsoe, there isn't any mistaking for fiction this likely really good story of intercourse, greed, and murder." ―Kirkus Reviews
"The good fortune of Bledsoe's publication lies in his thorough reporting, target writing, and considerate research of Barbara Stager's character." ―Charlotte Observer
"World-class reporting at its best... Barbara Stager is really the church woman from hell, candy, pious, loving and lethal." ―Edna Buchanan
"Fascinating... fast paced suspense that places me correct within the court and retains me at the fringe of my bench." ―Margaret Maron
"Jerry Bledsoe is the grasp of precise crime, the belief to what Truman Capote begun. 3 cheers for one more wonderful success." ―Patricia Cornwell