Open Secrets [NOOK Book]

Overview


On a fall afternoon in 1983, in an upscale Dallas suburb, Rozanne Gailiunas was found stripped, bound to her bed, and shot through the skull. Her four-year-old son has been napping peacefully in the next room when she was killed. Rozanne's husband, Dr. Peter Gailiunas--and her lover, Larry Aylor--immediately fell under suspicion. Until a surprise informant identified the mastermind behind the murder as Aylor's own wife, Joy--a woman so driven ...
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Open Secrets

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Overview


On a fall afternoon in 1983, in an upscale Dallas suburb, Rozanne Gailiunas was found stripped, bound to her bed, and shot through the skull. Her four-year-old son has been napping peacefully in the next room when she was killed. Rozanne's husband, Dr. Peter Gailiunas--and her lover, Larry Aylor--immediately fell under suspicion. Until a surprise informant identified the mastermind behind the murder as Aylor's own wife, Joy--a woman so driven by jealousy and greed that she put out a contract on both Rozanne and later her own husband.

On the run and managing to elude investigators for eight years, the two-year search for the socialite would eventually end in the south of France. There, authorities found the elusive femme fatale, living as comfortably among the world's elite as she was among hired killers. At last, the authorities' questions would be answered, to reveal a shocking insight into the heart of an unlikely killer, and a small-town Texas crime that made international headlines.


In 1983, Rozanne Gailiunas was brutally murdered in her suburban home while her four-year-old son napped in the next room. Rozanne had been having an affair with contractor Larry Aylor, and Larry's wife, Joy, had put out a death contract--$5,000. This book takes readers inside Det. McGowen's 10-year pursuit to bring the elusive Joy Aylor to justice. Photo insert.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
An intricate true story of a Dallas socialite who hired an assassin to kill her husband's lover. (Oct.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466836143
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/15/2002
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 356,122
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author


Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen works of nonfiction, including the Edgar Award-winning Careless Whispers, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Innocence Lost, and Open Secrets. He and his wife live in Cedar Hill, Texas.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2002

    Twists and turns

    Poor little rich girl is a murderous sociopath

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2013

    Not good!

    This book has entirely too many twists and turns. It's almost like the author is trying to lengthen the book. There's too much information about EACH person. I would not recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2013

    Fang...

    Next result....

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