Hot Blood by Ken Englade
The Money, the Brach Heiress, the Horse Murders

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HELEN BRANCH LEFT BEHIND A HUGE FORTUNE--AND A MYSTERY THAT WOULD HAUNT THE NATION FOR YEARS TO COME.
A coal-miner's daughter, she was a beautiful hat-check girl who snagged a millionaire . . . only to become an eccentric, pet-loving widow who, one day, disappeared without a trace. 
 
WAS SHE A VICTIM OF "THE GALLOPING GIGOLO?"
Richard Bailey was an admitted swindler who spent years persuading rich women to invest in bum horses…even though he claims not to have harmed Helen Branch. Other suspects included a champion rider and an Olympic hopeful--each with dangerous connections to wealthy horsemen, and both with cold-blooded  schemes to achieve their mission.
 
ONE MAN IS DEAD-SET ON FINDING OUT.
When Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Miller launched an investigation into Helen Branch's death, he went from the polo grounds of Palm Beach to the lavish horse farms of Connecticut to Kentucky's thoroughbred stables in search of answers. What he learned would cast a dark shadow on one of America's favorite pastimes. . . .
 

About Ken Englade

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KEN ENGLADE is an investigative reporter and bestselling author whose books include Beyond Reason, To Hatred Turned, Cellar of Horror, A Family Business, Deadly Lessons, Murder in Boston, and Blood Sister. He lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with his wife Heidi.
 
Published May 15, 1997 by St. Martin's Paperbacks. 390 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Englade has a gripping tale of sordid doings in the super-rich world of show horses, but his narrative runs out of steam long before it reaches its conclusion.

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Despite the efforts of law enforcement officials as well as those of private investigators, the Brach case appeared to be at a dead end until 12 years later, when U.S. attorney Steven Miller was persuaded to look into the growing accusations of fraud against Richard Bailey and Bailey's possible i...

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