And Then She Killed Him

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Pinnacle Books , Nov 1, 2012 - True Crime - 320 pages
A TwoTime Widow Leading A Double Life

Miriam Giles ran away to Colorado to bury her violent pastbut this seductive, charismatic widow had a dark side that could never stay buried. After finding the "sugar daddy" she was looking for in Alan Helmick, her new marriage seemed happy. Then, two years later, Alan met a gruesome fate. Returning home from errands, Miriam found him lying in a pool of blood. Miriam showed police a cryptic note warning her to "run, run, run." But Miriam was no distraught housewife. She was a master manipulator always able to stay one step ahead of her unwitting partnerand the lawuntil now.

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When I first picked up this book, I thought that I would find it fascinating. Not only does it take place on the western slope of Colorado (where I live), but the opening scene takes place in the ... Read full review

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I did not read the book nor did I know Alan and his wife on a personal level. I was living in Denver at the time and wanted to move to this area. I was working for a large Mortgage Company in Denver. I sent my resume to Alan hoping to work for his company in Delta. I drove down three times. Each time with the intention on starting work for him. He gave me the impression I was hired. I ended up going to SOS Staffing Service and they sent me to Alan's Company as a temporary hire. I worked there for 2 month. I can honestly say that I never once saw his wife at the office during the time I worked there. As for Alan, he put fear in his employees. He was very controlling. When he was not in the office the girls would talk bad about him. So it makes sense to me that he would control his wife and have everything in his name including the bank account and giving her cash to buy petty things. It does not surprise me that he would make it sound like Miriam did not mind him doing this. That is exactly what a controller would say. Not that what she did was excusable, she must of been really insecure not to just pack up and leave him. Most women would of not put up with his controlling behavior. 

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About the author (2012)

Robert Scott discovered that true-crime writing is incredibly interesting, as "You have to be part journalist, part detective and part analytical writer for the true crime market." Robert's books have detailed the lives of killers and victims, police detectives and FBI agents—from California to Iowa, from the Canadian border to the Mexican border. They've depicted stories from a murderous male/female team in the High Sierras to a psychopathic killer on the mean streets of Los Angeles. They've also told the stories of victims, from an exotic dancer, to a beautiful but naive college girl, to a loving and vulnerable ranch wife. "The lives of the victims, and the detectives who brought them justice, are vitally important in these stories," Robert said. "I absolutely believe in a comment related to me by an Assistant United States Attorney, 'To the living we owe respect, to the dead we owe the truth.'"

Robert is currently working on true crime books set in Oregon and Northern California. Robert has been on many television shows on Discovery ID, A&E, E!, and Tru TV.

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