My writer friend Abby . . . would later wonder why Murray and I had not simply settled for an affair of passion, asking herself what it was that drove us into what she called the ‘traditional cage that would later run with blood.’”
Anne Butler’s frank autobiographical narrative of her husband’s attempt to murder her after seven years of marriage examines the reasons why a former prison warden in his seventies would shoot his wife at point-blank range. The book is a compelling and surprisingly compassionate story of true love turned “true crime,” as well as an inspiring tale of survival and spiritual redemption.
Former court investigator Abigail Padgett, author of the critically acclaimed Bo Bradley mysteries, writes a foreword chronicling her own experiences at Butler Greenwood Plantation Bed and Breakfast, where she was a frequent personal guest of the main characters in this chilling story.
About the Author
A graduate of Sweet Briar College in Virginia, with an MA in English from Humboldt State in California, Ms. Butler has worked as a journalist, writer, and editor on both coasts. She is chatelaine of Butler Greenwood Plantation Bed and Breakfast, a 1790s family plantation located near St. Francisville, Louisiana. Author of a dozen books, including children’s books, cookbooks, travel books, and nonfictional books on criminal justice, Ms. Butler utilizes her firsthand knowledge of rural Louisiana to create vivid portrayals of Louisiana’s landscape, history, and local characters. Butler also wrote Audubon Plantation Country Cookbook, named Best New Cookbook of the Year by Louisiana Life magazine.
WEEP FOR THE LIVING
By Anne Butler
Foreword by Abigail Padgett
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
TRUE CRIME / General
312 pp. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
25 b/w photos
ISBN: 9781589803169 pb