9780312949297

The Pastor's Wife The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family

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  • ISBN13:

    9780312949297

  • ISBN10:

    0312949294

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-04
  • Publisher: St. Martin's True Crime
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Summary

When Pastor Matthew Winkler was found dead at his Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee, both police investigators and parishioners were shaken and mystified: How could evil strike this cradle of faith? Meanwhile, Mrs. Winkler and her three daughters were still missing...A frantic search for Mary Winkler and the girls ensued. Once they were found, on a beach in Alabama, Mary was charged with murdering her husband in cold blood. But why did Mary pull the trigger? What sexual and psychological abuses did she allege she had suffered? In the months that followed, the crimeand the Winkler's marriagewould be exposed by the national media; Mary herself even appeared onOprah. Set in a world of domineering men, obedient wives, and unshakable faith, this is the true story about what happened to Matthew Winkler andTHE PASTOR'S WIFE

Author Biography

DIANE FANNING is the author of the Edgar Award finalist Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart, as well as Through the Window: The Terrifying True Story of Cross-Country Killer Tommy Lynn Sells; Into the Water: An Astonishing True Story of Abduction, Murder, and the Nice Guy Next Door; Gone Forever: A True Story of Marriage, Betrayal, and Murder; Baby Be Mine: The Shocking True Story of a Woman Accused of Murdering a Pregnant Mother to Steal Her Child; Under the Knife: A Beautiful Woman, a Phony Doctor, and a Shocking Homicide; Out There: The In-Depth Story of the Astronaut Love Triangle Case that Shocked America, and the author of two works of fiction, Bite the Moon and The Trophy Exchange.  She lives in New Braunfels, Texas. Visit her Web site at www.dianefanning.com.

Table of Contents

A HOUSE OF WORSHIP

When Pastor Matthew Winkler was found dead at his Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee, both police investigators and parishioners were shaken and mystified: How could evil strike this cradle of faith? Meanwhile, Mrs. Winkler and her three daughters were still missing…

A FAMILY SHROUDED IN SIN

A frantic search for Mary Winkler and the girls ensued. Once they were found, on a beach in Alabama, Mary was charged with murdering her husband in cold blood. But why did Mary pull the trigger? What sexual and psychological abuses did she allege she had suffered?

 A CASE THAT SHOCKED THE NATION

 In the months that followed, the crime—and the Winkler’s marriage—would be exposed by the national media; Mary herself even appeared on Oprah. Set in a world of domineering men, obedient wives, and unshakable faith, this is the true story about what happened to Matthew Winkler and THE PASTOR’S WIFE

 

 

* With 8 pages of alarming photographs *

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