Preacher's Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore

Preacher's Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore

by Jim Schutze

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ISBN-13: 9780380761852
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 12/01/1993
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 4.33(w) x 6.69(h) x (d)

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Preacher's Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
moonshineandrosefire on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Blanche Taylor Moore was a loving wife and mother, a doting grandmother, a born-again Christian. She was also a paragon of Southern womanly virtue whose husband - the Reverend Dwight Moore - was suddenly stricken with an unexplainable violent, wasting disease. As the doctors tried to diagnose the Reverend Moore's illness, the community admired Blanche's concerned care for her husband. She constantly was at the hospital, tending to him with loving care by wiping his brow and making him his delicious peanut butter milkshakes.I thought this book was extremely interesting; I had never heard of this particular case before, but was drawn in by Mr. Schutze's discussion of Blanche's various crimes and her psychopathy. It was an interesting look at the makings of a psychopath. I give this book an A+!
Radella on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Overall, this is a very accurate and interesting look at Alamance County's most notorious murderer. This book was actually recommended to me by a friend (who actually lives in the home where Blanche Tyler Moore murdered her first husband!) and it provides a rather interesting look at the murders. Abused as a child, Blanche went on to a life of insurance fraud, a rather sensational trial involving her former employer and sexual harassment, and to murder at least 4 people, and attempting to murder another. There are other suspected victims, but nothing has been taken further, as Blanche Taylor Moore currently sits on death row. The book itself is rather explicit in how arsenic destroys a body, and just how Blanche's victims suffered. At times it was a little gruesome, and it isn't clear to me how much (or little) speculation went into some aspects of the story.