Deadly Angel by Fred Rosen
(The Bizarre True Story of Alas)

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An astonishing true story of bizarre love and lethal obsession in America's last frontier.

Mechele Hughes came to Wasilla, Alaska (pop. 4200), looking for a new life and easy money. As an exotic dancer at the Great Alaskan Bush Company in nearby Anchorage, she was soon earning thousands a night—and getting expensive gifts from admiring male clients. Three in particular fell under her spell. Each claimed to be engaged to her . . . and they all lived with her together in the same house. But in May 1996, the bullet-ridden body of Kent "T.T." Leppink, a local fisherman and one of her fiancés, was discovered in a wooded area ninety miles away—possibly slain by suitor number two, John Carlin III, at the stripper's urging.

Ten years would elapse before the arrests and trials of Mechele Hughes Linehan and John Carlin III. Was the real Mechele a murderess, a ruthless sexual manipulator as the prosecution claimed, killing for insurance money—or the loving wife and mother she had since become, dedicated to children, animals, and charitable causes?


About Fred Rosen

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A former NY Times columnist, Fred Rosen writes about crime with a distinct voice, at once cynical but hopeful. Through the thirteen murder investigations he has taken part in, he has come to believe that the answers to the crimes of the present always lie in the past.Mr. Rosen is the author of 10 works of true crime, including Lobster Boy, for which he can be seen regularly as the on-air commentator on the “E!: True Hollywood Story” episode of “Lobster Boy.” Born to the Mob, co-authored with Frankie Saggio, was published in trade paper in June, 2004 by Thunder’s Mouth Press and sold out its first printing in four months. Prior to that Mr. Rosen’s Evil Mother was published in April, 2004. Mr. Rosen is also a filmmaker with associate producer credit on the award-winning 1999 documentary Pitch People. He has an MFA from the prestigious USC Film School and currently teaches Criminal Justice and Film at Ulster County Community College.
Published June 27, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 249 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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Luckily, Kent had mailed a letter to his parents specifically implying that if he was found dead, it was due to Mechele and John and it made reference to the life insurance policy that Mechele made him take out.

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I buy the book for the crime not extraneous trivia that contributes nothing to the book.

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