Death of an Angel

A True Story of a Vicious Triple-Murder that Broke the Heart of a Town
Product Number: EB00096051
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781429925754
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
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When prosperous lawyer Ernest Brendel mysteriously disappeared, along with his wife Alice, and their 8-year-old daughter Emily, friends in the close-knit Rhode Island neighborhood worried that family had been kidnapped. It would be agonizing months in a massive FBI search before they would know the heartbreaking truth. The shaken community began to lose hope that the family would ever be found alive. Their worst fears were confirmed when heavy rains from a tropical storm uncovered Alice and Ernest Brendel's badly decomposed bodies-shot with a giant crossbow, strangled, and buried in the quiet woods of the town. Lying under her mother's corpse was little Emily's lifeless body, now a silent witness to her killer's shocking identity. Like a hand pointing from the grave, the evidence led authorities to one of Ernest Brendel's closest and most trusted friends. What Ernest couldn't have known was that Christopher Hightower-a Sunday school teacher and respected member of the community-was a psychotic liar obsessed with greed, jealousy, and murderous revenge.

Author(s): Donald A. Davis
Genre: True Crime
Original Publish Date: Apr 01, 2011

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