A Family Cursed: The Kissell Dynasty, a Gilded Fortune, and Two Brutal Murders

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Macmillan, Nov 27, 2007 - True Crime - 272 pages
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As boys, Robert and Andrew Kissel competed and excelled. As men, they made millions--Robert in the Asian markets and Andrew in real estate. But a darkness was chasing the brothers down. In November 2003, Robert was murdered in his posh Hong Kong apartment. Two-and-a-half years later, Andrew was found stabbed to death in his Greenwich Connecticut mansion.
 
Nancy Kissel was charged with murdering her husband Robert, after serving him a milkshake laced with sedatives and then beating him to death with a blunt object. But what happened to Andrew? His marriage was failing, and he faced prison for real estate fraud. Was his death a murder--or suicide? This riveting true story follows the different paths the Kissel brothers took toward the same fate and became
  

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User Review  - desiree85 - LibraryThing

Extremely boring. Written in a very factual, step by step way. No storytelling, no visualizations, absolutely nothing to draw you in. Took two interesting cases and made them very blah. This is something to pass on. Read full review

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Boring take on an interesting case. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
6
Section 3
13
Section 4
17
Section 5
21
Section 6
27
Section 7
39
Section 8
49
Section 12
122
Section 13
130
Section 14
168
Section 15
178
Section 16
187
Section 17
196
Section 18
215
Section 19
221

Section 9
56
Section 10
65
Section 11
112
Section 20
237
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About the author (2007)

Kevin F. McMurray is a freelance writer/author whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Sunday Times of London, Outside, Men's Journal, Connecticut Magazine, and others. He is the author of Deep Descent and Dark Descent, two historical-adventure books about notorious shipwrecks. He is the author of  St. Martin's True Crime titles including Desire Turned Deadly and If You Really Loved Me. Kevin lives in Brewster, New York with his wife and two daughters.

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