A woman who gained note for writing lurid mystery books about women murdering their husbands has now been arrested for acting out her fiction in real life.
Writer Nancy Crampton-Brophy, who wrote the 2011 book, “How to Murder Your Husband,” was arrested in Oregon after her own, real-life husband was found shot to death.
According to the Daily news:
Nancy Crampton-Brophy, the writer of sensuous mysteries such as “Hell on the Heart” and “The Wrong Husband,” was arrested for murder on Sept. 5 — more than three months after the death of her spouse.
“Dan was one of the very few people I’ve known that knew exactly what he wanted in life and loved doing it,” she said at a candlelight vigil two days after Daniel’s demise.
Oregon cops were mum on arrest details such as why Crampton-Brophy, 68, was taken into custody only last week for the June 2 shooting.
“Detectives believe Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy is the suspect in Daniel C. Brophy’s murder,” said Portland police, who refused to discuss motive or evidence.
Daniel Brophy, 63, who was found dead in the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, had worked there as a chef for over 10 years.
One would think that if a person is famous for writing stories about how to kill their spouse, police might first look at such an author as a suspect if that author’s spouse turned up dead!
Interestingly, Crampton-Brophy’s family still thinks she is innocent.
“None of us believe it,” Holly Crampton told the media. “It’s craziness and it’s just not true!”
Whatever the case may be, an investigation and trial will get it all straightened out. For now, the author who liked to write about killing her husband is being held for unlawful use of a firearm and murder.
It will make quite a chapter in her next story.
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