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Murder, She Wrote

Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, of Beaverton, Ore., has been charged with the murder of her husband of 27 years, chef Daniel Brophy, 63, who was shot in his kitchen at Portland’s Oregon Culinary Institute. Mrs. Brophy is a successful “romantic suspense writer” who wrote mystery novels, including murder mysteries. One book: The Wrong Husband. As such a writer, she wrote in a 2011 essay, “I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, consequently, about police procedure.” The title of the essay: “How to Murder Your Husband”. (RC/Portland Oregonian) ...Too bad she never got to Part 2: “How to Get Away With Murder”.
Author’s Note: For an update to this story see “Plot Device” in Volume 28.
Original Publication Date: 16 September 2018
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 25.

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