Seduced by Evil: The True Story of a Gorgeous Stripper-Turned-Suburban-Mom, Her Secret Past, and a Ruthless Murder

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Macmillan, Aug 2, 2011 - True Crime - 272 pages
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AN IRRESISTIBLE STRIPPER

As an exotic dancer at The Great Alaskan Bush Company in Anchorage, Mechele Hughes Linehan knew how to captivate men. Three of them were convinced she was engaged to them. Then one spring morning in 1996, one man, Kent Leppink, was found in the snow, shot in the head...

A SUSPICIOUS FIANCÉ

Days before his death, Kent had removed Mechele's name from his million-dollar life insurance policy. He wrote a letter to his family stating that, should he meet foul play, Mechele would likely be among those involved. But she wasn't charged with Kent's death. She married a doctor, moved to Olympia, Washington, and began a new life.

A SORDID MYSTERY

For years, Mechele's suburban friends never suspected a thing. She went to school meetings, hosted backyward barbeques, and was beloved by her neighbors. But authorities eventually found enough evidence to mount a case against her and an alleged accomplice. Did Mechele conspire to kill her ex-fiancé? Or is she the innocent victim as she claims? This is the shocking true story about a love triangle that ended in mystery—and murder...

Includes 8 pages of dramatic photos

 

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE
1
CHAPTER TWO
10
CHAPTER THREE
16
CHAPTER FOUR
21
DIOPTER FIVE
26
CHAPTER SIX
42
CHAPTER SEVEN
45
CHAPTER EIGHT
54
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
125
CHAPTER NINETEEN
130
CHAPTER TWENTY
136
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
146
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
166
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
189
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
197
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
201

CHAPTER NINE
59
CHAPTER TEN
65
CHAPTER ELEVEN
78
CHAPTER TWELVE
85
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
89
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
93
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
99
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
110
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
120
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
215
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
219
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
226
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
231
CHAPTER THIRTY
241
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
243
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
248
AFTERWORD
260
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About the author (2011)

MICHAEL FLEEMAN is an associate bureau chief for People magazine in Los Angeles and a former reporter for The Associated Press. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children.

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