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Book Title: Marrying the Hangman: A True Story of Privilege, Marriage and Murder|
The author of the book: Sheila Weller
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 13.13 MB
Edition: Random House
Date of issue: April 14th 1992
ISBN 13: 9780394582900
Read full description of the books Marrying the Hangman: A True Story of Privilege, Marriage and Murder:In 1987, Diane Pikul’s worst fear was that her deranged and possessive husband, Joseph, would kill her and be awarded custody of their two children. Her worst fears were realized in the very dark, early morning hours in East Hampton. Sheila Weller’s, “Marrying the Hangman”, takes you through the Pikul’s horrific marriage, the uneven playing field of the State Supreme Court and the murder trial that appears to be going somewhat badly for the prosecution. Sheila painstakingly brings every accurate and intimate detail, every nuance to the reader so that no tidbit is left behind. You’ll find yourself shaking your head in disbelief at the fabricated stories told by Joe Pikul, you’ll be holding your breath through legal maneuvering and feel you stomach tighten through the on-the-edge-of-your-seat murder trial. This is no ordinary true crime novel, this is a lesson, an eye-opening realization of what goes on behind closed doors could be a matter of life and death and an example of what appears to be perfect on the outside, is actually a cat and mouse game taken to a whole new level.
Read information about the authorSheila Weller is a bestselling author and award-winning magazine journalist specializing in women’s lives, social issues, cultural history, and feminist investigative.
Her seventh book, The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour – and the Triumph of Women in TV News, will be a major release from Penguin-Random House on September 30, 2014.
Her sixth book was the critically acclaimed Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon -- And The Journey of a Generation (2008). A New York Times Bestseller for 8 weeks, it is featured in numerous Women’s Studies programs at major universities, was chosen as one of the Best Books of 2008 by Library Journal, The Christian Science Monitor, Amazon.com, and Tina Brown’s DailyBeast. Girls Like Us is in active development as a motion picture with Sony.
Her 2003 family memoir Dancing At Ciro’s “makes a substantial contribution to American social history,” said The Washington Post.
Her four previous books (including the #2 New York Times bestseller Raging Heart) were well-regarded, news-breaking nonfiction accounts of high profile crimes against women and their social and legal implications.
She is a writer for Vanity Fair, has been Senior Contributing Editor of Glamour since 2002, is a former Contributing Editor to New York, a reviewer for The New York Times Book Review, and has written and writes for numerous other magazines for many years.
She has won nine major magazine awards between 1994 and 2012:
She won a record six Newswomen’s Club of New York Front Page Awards.
She won two Exceptional Merit in Media Awards from The National Women’s Political Caucus.
She was one of three winners, for her body of work, for Magazine Feature Writing on a Variety of Subjects in the 2005 National Headliners Award.
She is married to esteemed history writer John Kelly (The Graves Are Walking, about the Irish Famine, and The Great Mortality, about the Black Death).
She lives in New York City and in Berkshire County, Massachusetts.
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