By John Marlowe
Among the thirty-four situations lined are: Pamela clever, a volunteer at a highschool drug information software, who advised her fifteen-year-old lover and his associates to kill her husband; Nancy Kissel, an expat American in Hong Kong, who served her funding banker husband a strawberry milkshake laced with medications, then clubbed him to loss of life with a statue; and Celeste Beard, whose husband used to be disemboweled through her lesbian lover.
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Tracie Andrews emonstrates the ‘starey eyes’ of the man she had invented as the scapegoat for the crime. ’ At 68 years of age and weighing 300 pounds Steven Beard might not have been the sort of man a 30-year-old, attractive blond woman like Celeste Johnson would have taken up with. Yet she eagerly entered his life. She would claim that she was motivated by love, but others saw her as a woman who was attracted to money – and Steven had lots of it. The large Texan was a perfect example of the ‘self-made man’.
As a lesbian, Tracey was brought into contact with people who accepted and sometimes shared her sexual orientation. Along the way she had acquired a knowledge of books and publishing that was impressive enough to be recognized by the media, including the C-SPAN television network. She had been invited to appear on air on more than one occasion. Tracey’s much improved existence had been in danger of being destroyed in February 1999, when she had suffered a nervous breakdown. She had threatened customers and fellow employees and had screamed obscenities.
On the evening of their marriage, Steven had Celeste inject him with a drug that would enable him to maintain an erection. She found the process unpleasant and ‘kind of traumatizing’. The sexual relationship, it seemed, had hit a wall. After four months of marriage, Steven filed for divorce, only to withdraw the petition after Celeste agreed to an oral sex session every Sunday morning. She made no secret of the arrangement. Her daughters and at least one of their boyfriends were told that she had to ‘make some money’.