I know of a case that may be widely viewed or even read about should an author of reknown wish to take it on. The only book done on this case did not receive a good review, because quite frankly he spent far too much time on the court proceedings the appeals, etc. the fine line of the various legalities, rather then her background information or details of the crime itself.
It was one of the first cases I suppose that the Federal Govt. decided to prosecute for a murder linked to mail fraud in Baltimore, using various techniques we hear about with Mafiaoso types of cases I suppose.
The story of a tiny 5 ft. tall woman, who was widely regarded in her youth as a kind of icon
herself, who turned out later to be addicted to gambling and murdered for this reason to sustain her addiction.
Married several times, all of which she ruined by her addiction to gambling.
Her own father had been murdered on the rough streets of Baltimore and he himself, was a recreational gambler.
She had no mother that she knew or who loved her , however the author didn't even go into the real details of her background.
I knew her personally, growing up with her and could add some small amounts of info regarding her half sister, where they lived and how "little Nancy" must have been terribly wounded by this rebuke by her own biological mother so that her father alone raised her, best he could.
He (from everything I could recall) was a wonderful dad, perhaps as most back in the 1960s, went out of his way to try and be both mom and dad to this young girl, who he raised as an only child.
Here is the background info. of the Little Nancy story should any author wish to take it on.
I did a long time ago, try to reach two authors, one Ann Rule the other via FB Aprhodite Jones? , but no response from either party. Perhaps they are too rich now.
I heard through the grapevine that a 48Hrs. Reporter
was taking notes during the trial from another old friend who attended every hearing.
There is so much to this story that has not been touched upon or revealed
, a tragedy for certain, with many victims, not the least her two very much loved daughters .
I'd be happy to speak of the wonderful memories I have of both Nancy and her dad if any author is interested, as well, I could recommend her other childhood friends do the same, to cooperate with a more fully told story then heretofor has been written. Sometimes, it is "in the details" that the story needs to be told and thus far they are all missed.
This is the book I would have to agree, did not do service to her background or story:
Appeal in 2010 DENIED: