Wages Of Sin [NOOK Book]

Overview

Mysterious and unspeakable murder. . .broken families and squandered dreams. --Austin Chronicle

A Defiled Body

On January 11, 1995, deputies outside Austin, Texas, found a mutilated body laid across a cold campfire--head destroyed, ...
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Wages Of Sin

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Overview

Mysterious and unspeakable murder. . .broken families and squandered dreams. --Austin Chronicle

A Defiled Body

On January 11, 1995, deputies outside Austin, Texas, found a mutilated body laid across a cold campfire--head destroyed, hands cut off, skin singed by fire. In less than three days, they had the kill zone: a small apartment, where shy Christopher Hatton was shot at point blank range in his bed.

The Stripper And The Loser

Stephanie Lynn Martin, despite her devout Southern Baptist upbringing, was reborn as a sultry stripper and calendar girl. William M. Busenburg was a good-looking wannabe living his own lies. They came together in an explosion of violence and sex. Then they decided there was only one thing missing from their romance: murder.

The Thrill Of The Kill

But within days, they were under arrest and savvy prosecutors learned the ugly truth behind the senseless slaughter of Busenburg's friend. How twisted fantasies of murder fueled the couple's lust and led to the unspeakable crime. And how they both tried to cover up their heinous deed. . .until they finally ran out of lies.

With 16 Pages Of Shocking Photos!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786034352
  • Publisher: Kensington
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 208,660
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2001

    A REAL PAGE TURNER

    I know 'page turner' is a cliche, but this book is no cliche. It is one page-turning, hot read that kept me glued with its great story, taut writing and strong characterizations. One of my favorite lines was the description of blood slapped between layers of paint on the walls like spaghetti sauce slapped between two pieces of bread. This is one dynamic writer!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2000

    YOU THINK THIS IS MADE UP...THIS IS A TRUE PLAY BY PLAY OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED HERE IN AUSTIN

    Yes. This book rocks. Every page in filled with the play by play action that took place here in Austin, TX. This book will make you think twice about the people you are in love with. How, someone you can love so much, could also take advantage of you to the point of murder. This is awesome....Suzy, you have ton a wonderful job for something that was so tragic.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 30, 2000

    Further Texas tales of true crime.

    Spencer writes with a masterful blend of suspense and compassion. Clear characterizations and superb storytelling make this story one you can't put down until the very last page. READ THIS BOOK, especially if you like the true crime genre.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 16, 2000

    Spencer fans, look out!

    Like Spencer's 'Wasted,' this new one is a glue-you-to-your-seat page turner. But 'Wages of Sin' is even more chilling than its predecessor. Spencer has a flair for describing love stories that degenerate into murder, and this time she has turned the spotlight of her talent on a Texas stripper and her boyfriend. Watch out -- this one will keep you up late.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2013

    Lame excuses made for the murderer in authors epilouge

    Liked the book until the author attemted to analyze the demons who killed this poor boy. She may have been charmed by Martin during the interviews. Very unseemly and doesnt leave me wanting to read more from this author if thats her MO.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2002

    The Betray of a Woman in Love...

    First of all I would like to say, 'Wages of Sin' is an indepth look at the misfortune of one's love. I would like to add that I was introduced to 'Wages of Sin' by Stephanie Lynn Martin herself. I have been corresponding with her via mail for the past 2 years. Through the mail I have received, I find she is a very Kind, Caring, and Loving Lady that was decieved by a COWARD of a man. Thank you Suzy Spencer for allowing Steph to share her side of the accounts of the events that had taken place. I hope one day Stephanie can have her freedom and family back in her life, but most of all I long for the day that we will be together.***Suzy, if you read my review I want it to be known to YOU and OTHERS out there, that Stephanie Lynn Martin has a heart of gold, and soul of an ANGEL.Sincerely,Randall L. Dowty

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2002

    A MUST READ

    THIS WAS AN AWESOME BOOK, AND WELL WORTH YOUR TIME. IT WAS ALMOST LIKE A MOVIE CAUSE THE ENDING WILL TAKE YOU BY SURPRISE..........THIS AUTHOR HAS YET AGAIN PRODUCED ANOTHER ALL NIGHTER. WASTED WAS JUST AS GOOD AND I LOOK FORWARD TO READING MORE OF HER WORK.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2001

    Could have been a good story but poor writing....

    Sorry, I don't mean to be critical here, but the writing could have been a lot better. The story was there, however I lost interest about half way through the book when the author began giving me the same information over and over again. Also, there are some errors in the book that could have been corrected if the author would have done her homework and talked with a homicide detective.

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