A Cold-Blooded Business: Adultery, Murder, and a Killer's Path from the Bible Belt to the Boardroom (Paperback)Marek Fuchs (author)
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In 1959, Olathe, Kansas, was made famous by the murder of the Clutter family and Truman Capote's groundbreaking book on the crime, In Cold Blood. But fewer know that Olathe achieved notoriety again in 1982, when a member of Olathe's growing Evangelical Christian population, a gentle man named David Harmon, was bludgeoned to death while sleeping--the force of the blows crushing his face beyond recognition. Suspicion quickly fell on David's wife, Melinda, and his best friend, Mark, student body president of the local Bible college. However, the long arms of the church defended the two, and no charges were pressed.
Two decades later, two Olathe policemen revived the cold case making startling revelations that reopened old wounds and chasms within the Olathe community--revelations that rocked not only Olathe, but also the two well-heeled towns in which Melinda and Mark resided. David's former wife and friend were now living separate, successful, law-abiding lives. Melinda lived in suburban Ohio, a devoted wife and mother of two. Mark had become a Harvard MBA, a high-paid corporate mover, a family man, and a respected community member in a wealthy suburb of New York City. Some twenty years after the brutal murders, each received the dreaded knock of justice on the door. A Cold-Blooded Business provides fascinating character studies of Melinda and Mark, killers who seemingly returned to normalcy after one blood-splattered night of violence. Featuring a new afterword by the author covering the events of the past five years, this fast-moving true crime narrative is a chilling exploration into the darkest depths of the human psyche.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
Number of pages: 210
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 211 x 140 x 23 mm
Readers will be riveted byFuchs debut, which begins with background stories on the major players andtestimony by the Harmons neighbors, but soon moves on to list key componentssurrounding the case. A breakneck pace is maintained right up to the finalpages. --Kirkus Reviews
In the tradition of In Cold Blood, this yarn is wonderfullyreported, with a terrific sense that only business writer Marek Fuchs can bringto the narrative. --James Cramer, bestselling author and host of Mad Money
Readers will be riveted by Fuchs' debut, which begins with background stories on the major players and testimony by the Harmons' neighbors, but soon moves on to list key components surrounding the case. A breakneck pace is maintained right up to the final pages--Kirkus Reviews
In the tradition of In Cold Blood, this yarn is wonderfully reported, with a terrific sense that only business writer Marek Fuchs can bring to the narrative--James Cramer, bestselling author and host of Mad Money
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