On October 30, 2004 Fred Jablin, respected well-liked college professor was found lying in his driveway, he had been shot and had died, while his children were sleeping just yards away. The usual suspect, his ex-wife, Piper, who had lost custody of the children and been ordered to pay child support was in Houston, Texas, one thousand miles away, or was she?

With her usual attention to detail, Kathryn Casey takes us through Piper and Fred’s childhoods, how they met, their marriage, their divorce, Fred’s murder and finally the investigation. How the investigators followed the ‘bread crumbs’ left by the murderer to not only get enough to arrest the murderer but also secure a conviction.

It is no secret I am a fan of Kathryn Casey and this book is one of the reasons why, well researched and written to capture your attention and draw you into the lives of Fred and Piper, their children and extended families. One ends up feeling like they are there, watching the events as they occur. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading true crime.

True Crime, Non-fiction
Stars: 4
Copyright: 2007

About Belleza

I got the name Bella because my grandfather called me Suzabell. I use that as a username and my friends on the site started calling me Bella. Thus was born: Bella Foxx's Life, now known as "just a city girl" since I have made the big jump from the country and am now living in the City, UES. I like to make jewelry (check out my blog "Bella is creative" started April 17, 2008) and write. I like to do cross stitch and knit. I sew, I don't really enjoy it, but I enjoy the clothes. I like to read the Bible, books, magazines, online newspaper articles, blogs, jokes on candy wrappers, ads on the subway, billboards, backs of food boxes, lists of ingredients and recipes, cleaning directions, sayings on shirts. I post my reviews on "Just a girl, living, reading, watching, and writing", on Shelfari, Library Thing and Goodreads.. I am allergic to practically everything: grass, trees, weeds, animal dander, dust, mold, wheat, apples, nuts, fish and coconut. The fish and coconut are so serious I carry an Epi-pen and wear a Medic-Alert bracelet. And last but not least. I love the Yankees.

2 responses

  1. Carol says:

    I don’t read much true crime, but this sounds like a good one.

  2. I’ll have to remember to tell my mom about this one. She’s a fan of true crime books.

    The new blog looks good!