Title BITTER BLOOD: A TRUE STORY OF SOUTHERN FAMILY PRIDE, MADNESS, AND MULTIPLE MURDER
Book Condition Fine
Publisher Onyx Books 1997
0451402103 / 9780451402103
Seller ID RWARE0000006435
This book recreates a complex case that claimed nine lives, one of the more shocking crimes of recent years. The links in all the deaths were Susan Ly nch and her cousin Fritz Klenner, each from a prominent, upper-middle-class Southern family. The murders began with the shootings of Lynch's ex-mother -in-law and ex--sister-in-law in Kentucky, and continued with the slayings of her parents and grandmother in North Carolina. What connected the killin gs was the bitter divorce between Susie and her husband Tom, and the impend ing custody battle for their children, particularly since it became increas ingly clear that Susie regarded the boys as pawns in a power struggle. The deaths that she prepared for her two sons, and which inadvertently killed h er and Klenner as well, provide a dramatic climax to this account of famili es too blind to realize that well-bred folk can be dangerous.