Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder

Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder

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by Kathryn Casey
     
 

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Ann Rule says, "Kathryn Casey is one of the best true crime writers today"—high praise indeed from the author of a host of nonfiction New York Times bestsellers including Green River and The Stranger Beside Me, the story of serial killer Ted Bundy. With Deadly Little Secrets, Casey once again explores the dark side of the

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Ann Rule says, "Kathryn Casey is one of the best true crime writers today"—high praise indeed from the author of a host of nonfiction New York Times bestsellers including Green River and The Stranger Beside Me, the story of serial killer Ted Bundy. With Deadly Little Secrets, Casey once again explores the dark side of the Lone Star State, offering a riveting true story of a murderous Texas preacher responsible for the cold-blooded slaying of the mother of his children. Meticulously researched and spellbindingly told, Deadly Little Secrets pulls back the curtain on the horrific crimes of a supposed man of God who was more devoted to the Devil, and it demonstrates why such true crime luminaries as Edgar® Award winner Carleton Stowers and Gregg Olsen are confirmed Kathryn Casey fans.

And don't miss Kathryn Casey's latest book, Deliver Us, a riveting account of the brutal murders of young women in the I-45/Texas Killing Fields.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062136459
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
07/31/2012
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
456
Sales rank:
26,392
File size:
6 MB

Meet the Author

Kathryn Casey is an award-winning journalist, who has written for Rolling Stone, TV Guide, Reader's Digest, Texas Monthly, and many other publications. She's the author of seven previous true crime books and the creator of the highly acclaimed Sarah Armstrong mystery series. Casey has appeared on Oprah, Oprah Winfrey's Oxygen network, Biography, Nancy Grace, E! network, truTV, Investigation Discovery, the Travel Channel, and A&E. She lives in Houston with her husband and their dog, Nelson.

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Deadly Little Secrets: The Minister, His Mistress, and a Heartless Texas Murder 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perhaps I am a little too close to be objective. I love Linda Dulin almost as much as I loved my own mother. She was the greatest teacher to ever grace the halls of Gatesville High School. I owe her a lot that I will never be able to repay. She taught me more than I can ever express. When her beautiful daughter, and my friend, Kari died I was shocked at the news. When Linda Dulin told me what she could about the case, I was shocked at the things she revealed to me. As I watched the trial I shed tears for my friend and my former teacher. Yes, I was convinced Matt Baker was guilty long before I read this book; however, it is my opinion that after reading this account even the doubters will believe. It's a story that shows the tenacity of wanting to find the truth because of the love of two parents for their child and their grandchildren. The book gives details that some of us never knew, and lays the case out very well to prove, not just beyond a reasonable doubt, but beyond a shadow of a doubt that Matthew Dee Baker is a murderer and belongs behind bars for the rest of his life. I like true crime books anyway. Carlton Stowers, Ann Rule and now Kathryn Casey are some of my favorite authors in this genre. This book is convincing, well written and thoroughly researched. I highly recommend it to anyone who knows the story and to those who do not. A must read.
koren56 More than 1 year ago
Interesting from beginning to end. Kathryn Casey is one of my favorite True Crime authors. Long on background information and the investigation and trial is condensed and not repeptitive. The story moves along quickly. This guy is always up to something. I bought this for the Nook. Usually the pictures on the Nook are small and hard to see, but this book has large, clear pictures. If you've never read a Kathryn Casey book make sure you check out her other books. They are all good.
LF48 More than 1 year ago
This was a book you will not put down. This man thought he was above the law, God, and everyone else, and he thought he could create a new life by getting rid of his beautiful, smart, well-liked wife. I am so glad the parents pursued this case which was not investigated properly in the beginning. The facts are obvious to the reader but the local police saw nothing amiss with the crime scene. A horrible thing for his young daughters to live with...the fact he plotted and killed their mother with no feelings of remorse or sadness. He is where he belongs now. Makes you curious about how the other daughter died....was he involved??
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have followed the news of this case and eagerly awaited the release of this book. Kathryn Casey is one of my favorites and this meticulously researched book does not disappoint. Reading took over my sleeping hours but it was well worth the lost sleep. Well written - grabs you on the first page and doesn't let go. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderfully written.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bravo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another case of real life that is more intriguing than fictiin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My heart goes out to the friends and family. This story broke my heart. I found it hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glad justice prevailed. Very well written.
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Read this with no previous knowledge of case. Casey does great in character development and organized story line. It is a page turner; found myself thinking of case even when not reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the best book i have read, Kathryn pulls you into this book, you feel love, anger, emotion....she dont go on n on as some books..Matt is a evil monster..my heart goes to Kari her loving beautiful girls and her family..i feel Matt a supposed loving father had somthing to do with Kassidy's death, i cried as i read the story unfold about a darling lil angel who lost a life she fought so hard to keep..he can keep claiming his innocence but i feel his guilt.....i was so touched by this book i could go on and on..Bn
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Very interesting book, couldn't put it down! She is becoming a favorite writer of mine! Can't wait for her next book.
pootiePJ More than 1 year ago
This was a very well written book that kept your attention. I could not put it down. The killer was just a constant source of "I just can't believe this personality is a minister". He never ceased to amaze with his ego. While I am sure he is not unique in some of his actions, he did of course escalate to murder in the end with what I believe was the help of another should be ethical profession-- that of a teacher. Don't pass on this one, its a very good true crime read you should pick up.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Excellent. Could not put it down!!
Jones5777 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. A wonderful read especially if you live a mile or two from where the Baker's lived and the last church where he was a pastor. So glad the Dulins finally got justice for their daughter and granddaughers.
jofick More than 1 year ago
The first pages of this latest TC book by Kathryn Casey grabs you and you can't let go until the last word. You don't have to know about the case, or the family, you are hooked! I just recently found this author and am working my way thru her books. Each one I've read so far have been captivating, I still have 2 to go, and can't choose a BEST one, they all are great. I will be looking forward to more in the future ...
JCopelandG More than 1 year ago
This is page turner if there ever was one. Casey takes a case apart and leaves no stone unturned. Once one picks up the book, there is no turning back. She is a master at her craft. I have read all Casey's true murder books. She is the best!
Cheryl-E More than 1 year ago
Wow - great book. I can't believe it could happen but then again, I have met people like this in my past. I really enjoyed it. - Cheryl Engel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well done. And when you're finished, go online and watch the 48 Hours story on it. Fascinating.