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Bitter Almonds: the True Story of Mothers, Daughters and the Seattle Cyanide Murders

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Bitter Almonds: the True Story of Mothers, Daughters and the Seattle Cyanide Murders

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Bitter Almonds: the True Story of Mothers, Daughters and the Seattle Cyanide Murders by Gregg Olsen
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Stella Nickell's small-time world was one of big-time dreams. In 1986, her biggest one came true when her husband died during a seizure, making her the beneficiary of a $175,000-plus insurance payoff until authorities discovered Bruce Nickell's headache capsules had been laced with cyanide. In an attempt to cover her tracks, Stella did the unconscionable. She saw to it that a stranger would also become a "random casualty" of cyanide-tainted painkillers. But Stella's cunning plan came undone when her daughter Cynthia notified federal agents. And troubling questions lingered like the secret of bitter almonds...What would turn a gregarious barfly like Stella into a cold-hearted killer overnight? Why would Cynthia, a mirror image of her mother, turn on her own flesh and blood? Did Cynthia reveal everything she knew about the crimes? The stunning answers would unfold in a case that sparked a national uproar, dug deep into a troubled family history, and exposed an American mother for the pretty poison she was.Gregg Olsen's "Bitter Almonds" is true crime writing at its best."

Author Biography

Gregg Olsen has been a journalist and investigative author for more than twenty years. He is the recipient of numerous writing, editing, and photojournalism awards, including citations of excellence from the Society of Professional Journalists (Sigma Delta Chi), the International Association of Business Communicators, Washington Press Association, Society of Technical Communication, and the Public Relations Society of America.A resident of Washington state, Olsen has been a guest on dozens of national and local television shows, including educational programs for the History Channel, Learning Channel, and the Discovery Channel. Olsen also appeared several times on "CBS's 48 Hours, MSNBC's Special Edition, Entertainment Tonight, Sally Jesse Raphael, Inside Edition, "and "Extra." He has been featured in "USA Today, Salon Magazine, Seattle Times, "and "the New York Post."
Release date NZ
November 29th, 2002
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Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
St Martin's Press
Pages
576
Dimensions
108x175x32
ISBN-13
9780312982003
Product ID
1674365

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