Fatal Lie: A True Story of Betrayal and Murder in the New South

Fatal Lie: A True Story of Betrayal and Murder in the New South

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by Sally Chew
     
 

A lesbian love triangle explodes into bloody murder...

Richmond, Virginia, July 1997. A brick row-house in the city's gay Carytown district, home of 18-year-old Kelley "Turtle" Tibbs, legendary ringleader of the teenage lesbian scene. Walk inside and you'd be likely to find Melissa Etheridge blasting on the stereo, lots of beer, a clutch of shaven-headed young

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A lesbian love triangle explodes into bloody murder...

Richmond, Virginia, July 1997. A brick row-house in the city's gay Carytown district, home of 18-year-old Kelley "Turtle" Tibbs, legendary ringleader of the teenage lesbian scene. Walk inside and you'd be likely to find Melissa Etheridge blasting on the stereo, lots of beer, a clutch of shaven-headed young women— and Turtle's tall possessive girlfriend, Tracy Bitner.

Enter 18-year-old Stacey Hanna, a new roommate who moved east from Lynchburg and, from the beginning, openly carried a torch for Turtle. Stacey's attempts to drive a wedge between Turtle and Tracy backfired— badly. And one night, Turtle, Tracy and two friends literally dragged Stacey to a wooded area and kicked, slashed, and stabbed her to death in a scene straight out of a horror movie.

Was this a crime of passion— a frenzy of the heart? Was it calculated retribution for disrupting a bond between two lovers? Or was it, as one of the girls told a detective, "just one of those times...when somebody had to die?" Learn the fascinating truth in a riveting story of obsession, betrayal, and murder...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312970147
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
09/15/1999
Series:
True Crime Library Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
4.15(w) x 6.73(h) x 0.80(d)

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Fatal Lie: A True Story of Betrayal and Murder in the New South 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
This writer has TERRIBLE writing skills. I don't know who edited the book, but whoever it was needs to go back to school. This book should never have been published like this. It looks like a 7th grader wrote it... However, I will say that the story was interesting. If it was written better I would have probably given it a 5 star rating. So, if you can get through the run on sentences, and the irregular writing structure, read it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This murder took place right down the road from me. I remember it like it was yesterday. Watching tv and hearing about the death of Stacey. In fact my sister went to school with the witness Dana. This book really hit home when i started reading. I still havent really finished, i got a couple chapters to go, but so far it is pretty good.