By Two and Two: The Scandalous Story of Twin Sisters Accused of a Shocking Crime of Passion

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W. Morrow, 1995 - Political Science - 336 pages
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"By Two and Two is the true story of the lusty Betty Wilson and her good twin, the demure Peggy Lowe." "Betty, always ambitious, married a rich doctor who indulged her penchant for luxury - but not her appetite for desire. Peggy lived a happily married life and taught elementary school in a small Alabama town. Since childhood the women's epithets, the bad twin and the good twin, preceded them." "In 1993, their diametric lives were fused by calamity." "When Dr. Wilson, Betty's husband, was found bludgeoned to death, the twins were accused of conspiring in the murder. But why them? Was it because 1993 was an election year and the Huntsville D.A. needed a high-profile conviction? Or was it because James White, a wanderer Peggy befriended out of pity, said that the twins forced him to commit the murder in the name of their love triangle? Suddenly, the very system in which the twins held an unflagging faith threatened to betray them. A nightmare ensued." "The twins were tried separately. And those who watched the cases unravel - from the jurors to the press - were certain that they would meet identical, deserved ends: life in prison. After all, they were obviously guilty. Weren't they?"--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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BY TWO AND TWO: The Scandalous Story of Twin Sisters Accused of a Shocking Crime of Passion

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

A sodden, clumsy look at a murder that is best summed up by its tabloid subtitle. Journalist Schutze (Preacher's Girl, not reviewed) reports on the 1992 murder of prominent Huntsville, Ala., doctor ... Read full review

By two and two: the scandalous story of twin sisters accused of a shocking crime of passion

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Betty Wilson and her twin sister, Peggy, were charged in 1993 with conspiring to kill Betty's husband. Two juries, hearing one set of facts, found Betty guilty and acquitted Peggy. Unlike Ken Englade ... Read full review


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Jim Schutze has been nominated for two Edgar awards. He is the author of "By Two and Two" and "Preacher's Girl". The Dallas bureau chief of of the "Houston Chronicle", he has been an investigative reporter for the Detroit Free Press" and the Dallas "Times Herald". He now lives in Dallas with his wife and son.

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