The Pastor's Wife by Diane Fanning
The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death that Divided a Family (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

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When Pastor Matthew Winkler was found dead at his Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee, both police investigators and parishioners were shaken and mystified: How could evil strike this cradle of faith? Meanwhile, Mrs. Winkler and her three daughters were still missing…

A frantic search for Mary Winkler and the girls ensued. Once they were found, on a beach in Alabama, Mary was charged with murdering her husband in cold blood. But why did Mary pull the trigger? What sexual and psychological abuses did she allege she had suffered?

 In the months that followed, the crime—and the Winkler’s marriage—would be exposed by the national media; Mary herself even appeared on Oprah. Set in a world of domineering men, obedient wives, and unshakable faith, this is the true story about what happened to Matthew Winkler and THE PASTOR’S WIFE


About Diane Fanning

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Diane Fanning is a journalist and an Edgar Award Finalist author of ten true crime books. She has been featured on Court TV, the Discovery Channel and local TV channels as well as having been interviewed by countless radio stations across the States. Diane was born in Baltimore, Maryland, lived for more than two decades in Virginia, and now lives in New Braunfels, Texas.
Published November 4, 2008 by St. Martin's True Crime. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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