Her husband was Robert Blake, the award-winning star of "In Cold Blood." But she found her own fame at point-blank range... Obsessed with glamour and wealth, she followed her dream to Hollywood, and finally found fame-- in death. Bonny Lee Bakley's dream was to marry a movie star. Using sex and guts, the ruthless small-town blonde finally struck it rich by wedding Robert Blake, the Emmy Award-winning actor who scored in the hit show "Baretta." When Blake found his bride of six months with a bullet in her head outside a Los Angeles restaurant, he was thrust back into the spotlight, and Bonny Lee was exposed for the manipulative woman she was-- a grifter with a sordid criminal history of sex swindles, credit-card fraud, and Social Security scams. But her specialty was fleecing wealthy men for quick cash-- a lucrative sting that finally brought Bonny Lee Bakley to Hollywood to live-- and die-- among the rich and famous... But who really murdered Bonny Lee in cold blood? How did it play into Robert and Bonny's turbulent marriage? Was she a victim of her own con-- or something more sinister? What was the truth behind her fears of being stalked? And what secrets were hidden in Bonny's past that she found impossible to outrun? Now, in this riveting, fascinating account, Gary C. King brings you the inside details of the most talked-about Tinseltown murder in years. With 8 pages of unforgettable photos!
For the last twenty years, Gary C. King has been one of America's foremost crime writers. Over 400 of his stories have appeared in crime magazines across the United States, Canada, and England, including "True Detective," "Official Detective," "Inside Detective," "Front Page Detective," and "Master Detective." His books "Web of Deceit," " Driven to Kill" (which was nominated for an Anthony Award in the Best True Crime Book category at Bouchercon 25) and "Blood Lust: Portrait of a Serial Sex Killer "were chosen as a featured selection of the True Crime Book Club. He is also the author of "Blind Rage" and "Savage Vengeance," co-written with Don Lasseter. A full-time writer, Mr. King is an active member of the Mystery Writers of America. He lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, with his wife and two daughters.