Deadly Triangle: A True Story of Lies, Sports and Murder

Deadly Triangle: A True Story of Lies, Sports and Murder

by Fran Parker
     
 

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The future looks bright for 23-year-old Ivrin Bolden Jr. The promising premed student at Northeast Louisiana University is engaged to classmate Joel Tillis, a member of the NLU women’s basketball team. Bolden, though, is an unwitting member of a love triangle: Tillis is also involved with teammate Brenda Spicer. When Spicer’s mutilated body is found

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The future looks bright for 23-year-old Ivrin Bolden Jr. The promising premed student at Northeast Louisiana University is engaged to classmate Joel Tillis, a member of the NLU women’s basketball team. Bolden, though, is an unwitting member of a love triangle: Tillis is also involved with teammate Brenda Spicer. When Spicer’s mutilated body is found in a dumpster, Bolden is arrested and brought to trial. Tillis supports her fiancé with an alibi, a decision she quickly comes to regret. When Bolden is found innocent his murderous rage is once again unleashed — and this time Tillis is the victim. Bolden flees Louisiana for a new state and a new love interest, unaware that one reporter has been following the trail of bodies. Fran Parker’s dogged investigation has uncovered the horrifying truth behind the murders, but can she stop the killer before he strikes again?

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When basketball player Brenda Spicer is found dead in a Northeast Louisiana University dumpster, police look first at premed student Ivrin Bolden, who has a history of angry jealousy over Brenda's relationship with his girlfriend Joel. Bolden is found not guilty of murder, but a few years later when Joel goes missing, the original case is reopened, and Bolden confesses to both killings. Journalist Parker has done her research, gathering information from court transcripts, police investigations, and interviews, but she doesn't put it together very well. The prose is often so flowery it interferes with clarity and makes it difficult to tell what is deduced by the author versus established fact. The stilted dialogue is obviously designed to get information to the reader at the expense of appearing realistic and developing the characters. Most true-crime readers can do without this one; of local interest only.
—Daisy Porter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882823621
Publisher:
New Horizon Press
Publication date:
11/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
312
File size:
3 MB

Meet the Author

Fran Parker is an award-winning fiction writer, journalist and poet. She has a B.A. in English from the University of Louisiana and has been published in a variety of newspapers and magazines including Southern Living Magazine, The Orlando Sentinel and The New Orleans Times Picaynne. The true life-inspired movie, To Live and Die in Dixie, spotlights her investigation of a major murder case. She lives in Monroe, Louisiana.

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