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Blood and Money Books The Classic True Story of Murder, Passion, and Power

: Thomas Thompson : Open Road Media : 1976, Kindle Edition: December 2016


Sometimes you don’t need to be enlightened, just entertained. And this book is very entertaining. Ignore the title, which could apply to a million books or movies.

This is a true story of love, murder, and revenge. Based in Houston, which was emerging as a major American city, sort of the Miami of the 1950s and 60s. Lots of flash, lots of violence. All of the basic human emotions at fever pitch; love, lust, greed, hatred.

Reading this book won’t make you a better person, but you won’t be able to put it down.

P.S Go with the Kindle edition if possible.

SummaryJoan Robinson Hill was a world-class equestrian, a glamorous member of Houston high society, and the wife of Dr. John Hill, a handsome and successful plastic surgeon. Her father, Ash Robinson, was a charismatic oil tycoon obsessed with making his daughter’s every dream come true.

Rich, attractive, and reckless, Joan was one of the most celebrated women in a town infatuated with money, power, and fame. Then one morning in 1969, she fell mysteriously ill. The sordid events that followed comprise “what may be the most compelling and complex case in crime annals” (Ann Rule, bestselling author of The Stranger Beside Me).

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