The Pastor's Wife: The True Story of a Minister and the Shocking Death That Divided a Family

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When Pastor Matthew Winkler was found dead at his Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee, both police investigators and parishioners were shaken and mystified: How could evil strike this cradle of faith? Meanwhile, Mrs. Winkler and her three daughters were still missing…

A frantic search for Mary Winkler and the girls ensued. Once they were found, on a beach in Alabama, Mary was charged with murdering her husband in cold blood. But why did Mary pull the ...

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Overview

When Pastor Matthew Winkler was found dead at his Fourth Street Church of Christ parsonage in Selmer, Tennessee, both police investigators and parishioners were shaken and mystified: How could evil strike this cradle of faith? Meanwhile, Mrs. Winkler and her three daughters were still missing…

A frantic search for Mary Winkler and the girls ensued. Once they were found, on a beach in Alabama, Mary was charged with murdering her husband in cold blood. But why did Mary pull the trigger? What sexual and psychological abuses did she allege she had suffered?

In the months that followed, the crime—and the Winkler’s marriage—would be exposed by the national media; Mary herself even appeared on Oprah. Set in a world of domineering men, obedient wives, and unshakable faith, this is the true story about what happened to Matthew Winkler and THE PASTOR’S WIFE

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312949297
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 11/4/2008
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 425,027
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Fanning

Diane Fanning is the author of the Edgar Award finalist Written in Blood: A True Story of Murder and a Deadly 16-Year-Old Secret That Tore a Family Apart. Her other works of true crime include the best-selling Mommy’s Little Girl, A Poisoned Passion, Gone Forever and Through the Window. She has been featured on 48 Hours, 20/20, Court TV and the Discovery Channel, and has been interviewed on dozens of radio stations coast to coast. Before becoming a nonfiction writer, Fanning worked in advertising, and she earned more than 70 Addy Awards. She lives in New Braunfels, Texas.

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  • Posted March 13, 2011

    Interesting, Great Book, Controversial

    I really enjoyed this book, and, in some areas, found subject matter to be a bit controversial. This is what made this book hard for me to put down. I honestly can't say how I'd vote if I were on the jury, but I do believe Mary Winker, the Pastor's wife, did receive a fair trial, but only in the court system. In the eyes of her in laws aand some of the othe publics eyes, she was viewed completely unfairly. I may have to read this a 2nd time in order to really form my own opinion as to how my vote would be if on this jury.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    good mystery-but long

    The mystery revealed in this book is very intriguing, however the book reveals most of the murder within the first 100 pages. The rest of the book tells about the trials and struggles she went through after the murder. The last section of the book describes the court cases and what the attorneys talked about in court to the judge. Although I did learn new facts about the case later in the book, I wish it would not have told most of it in the very begining. I felt as if the book was almost over once the whole case had been described, but it wasn't even halfway done. Overall I enjoyed the book, but wish it would have been more about the crime itself and not going over the court case.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 3, 2009

    same o, same o

    Did not find the book thrilling or shocking, just a husband gets shot by his wife who claims spousal abuse and walks.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2013

    Great book

    Great book. Typical male behavior.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2012

    Good

    This was a really great read...i think the prosacution and defense didnt do a great job, neither side to me proved their case, so as with that said i guess the verdict was fair..no man or woman should ever physically, mentally, sexually abuse one another, im really would love to kno more on this case because i dont feel a life was "justified" to be taken..Bn

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  • Posted June 10, 2012

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    After watching the movie on lifetime, I knew I had to read the b

    After watching the movie on lifetime, I knew I had to read the book. Diane Fanning takes readers through the life of Mary and Matthew Winkler and the events that lead up to Matthews death. The case is quite controversial and was even featured on Snapper on the oxygen channel. The book itself though is well written, and gives ALL the details including the life of Mary and Matthew, the trial, and some of the aftermath. I would recommend the book! B+

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