By Ann Rule
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In this unnerving assortment drawn from her own crime records, "America's most sensible true-crime writer" (Kirkus Reviews) Ann Rule brilliantly dissects the convoluted amorous affairs that every one too usually result in violence.
Expertly examining a surprising, headline-making case, Rule unmasks the lethal explanations within a possible idyllic marriage: a gorgeous younger spouse, a emerging big name in America's top-ranked computing device company, and a wealthy husband, the scion of a kinfolk construction enterprise. With an lovable son and a beautiful domestic, the couple looked as if it would have all of it. yet a furtive evil permeated their days and nights, dragging them right into a murky international of substances, sordid intercourse, and con operations. during this realm, one in every of them may end up to be a digital blameless, the opposite a manipulator with out judgment of right and wrong. surprising, violent dying introduced their charade of a fairy-tale romance to a sad finish -- with a brutal crime that will by no means have come to gentle have been it now not for the obdurate detectives and prosecutors whose struggle for justice spanned a complete decade.
Empty Promises recounts numerous different instances the place the hunt for romance introduced purely lies and betrayal -- a cautionary primer, probably, when you belief an excessive amount of too quickly. robust simply because they strike so on the subject of domestic, the situations in Empty Promises will go away readers shaken through the realities of affection long gone extraordinarily -- and fatally -- improper.
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Extra resources for Empty Promises and Other True Cases (Ann Rule's Crime Files, Volume 6)
George I cannot stand to see you knocking poor Dorero around like this. ” Meanwhile, I’m busy trying to pull Dorero out of the tub. We were all stark naked. Madi Comfort’s two lovers—George and Dorothy (“Dorero”) Dorero Hodel 1942 George Hodel circa 1950 The photo on left was taken in October/November 1942. It shows Mother holding her newborn son, my younger brother, Kelvin, as I look on while standing on the fencepost. Based on the timing, this photo would have been taken at the hilltop “tremendous mansion” described earlier by Madi.
This quick overview brings us to about the point in time when, according to Madi’s manuscript, she met my parents. So, I will let her take over the narrative from here with her own very unique perspective. With the exception of some minor spelling corrections, I am going to present Madi Comfort’s writing and words here exactly as they appear in her manuscript. I have changed NOTHING. These are her verbatim descriptions, written some twenty or thirty years past. I have, however, inserted in bold my own comments to assist the reader in understanding or to clarify a specific person, place, etc.
But look at what she has left us. Madi’s memoirs, written decades ago, just like the DA’s secret “Hodel Black Dahlia Files,” have now in the twenty-first century presented us with new evidence and new confirmations into what the DA and the LAPD knew back then. Madi Comfort’s boyfriend, George Parkington at a 2010 meeting with author at Whittier Museum Whittier Daily News, September 27, 2010, announcing Madi Comfort’s connection to the Black Dahlia Madi passed away in Whittier, California on June 20, 2003, just two weeks after revealing her fifty-six year-old secret to her boyfriend, George Parkington.