A Wife's Revenge: The True Story of Susan Wright and a Marriage that Ended in Murder

A Wife's Revenge: The True Story of Susan Wright and a Marriage that Ended in Murder

by Eric Francis
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A Wife's Revenge: The True Story of Susan Wright and a Marriage that Ended in Murder by Eric Francis

Susan Wright was a victim...who admitted to killing her husband Jeffrey in their Harris County home in 2003, by stabbing him to death in self-defense. She recounted a harrowing tale of domestic abuse--one that the raging mother of two finally brought to an end--her way.

But prosecutors had a story of their own...

Susan Wright was a seductress...who set the mood for kinky sex with her unsuspecting husband. After tying Jeffrey to the bed, Susan straddled him, stabbed him 193 times with a butcher knife, then buried his body in a makeshift grave in their backyard.

Justice would not come easy. The fury was just beginning.

The bloodstained theatrics that unfolded in the Houston courtroom would stun jurors, make national headlines, and brand Susan Wright as both a desperate martyr on the edge and a brutal killer who would be brought to justice.

Eric Francis tells the whole shocking story in his true crime book A Wife's Revenge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429904414
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 267,902
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

ERIC FRANCIS is a freelance reporter and photojournalist whose work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines in over 30 countries. A staff correspondent for People Magazine, Francis has also covered several notable murder cases for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Time Magazine. He lives on the Vermont-New Hampshire border and was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Zantop double homicide in January, 2001.


Eric Francis is a freelance reporter and photojournalist whose work has appeared in dozens of newspapers and magazines in over 30 countries. A staff correspondent for People Magazine, Francis has also covered several notable murder cases for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and Time Magazine. His books include Broken Vows and The Dartmouth Murders. He lives on the Vermont-New Hampshire border and was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Zantop double homicide in January 2001.

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Wife's Revenge: The True Story of Susan Wright and a Marriage that Ended in Murder 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have bought and read many books on my nook color since my husband gave it to me for Christmas, but this is the first review I have felt compelled to write. Therfore I am very hesitant to write this but feel I must, so here goes....I was very disappointed. The writing left much to be desired and the cost was way too much for a book with less than 200 pages. That said buy with caution in my humble opinion.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Wife¿s revenge How would you like to be tied up to a bed and be expecting something pleasurable and instead not to able to defend yourself while your spouse continually stabs you? Susan Wright was beautiful young woman who worked as a stripper, a waitress, a student to become a nurse, and also at a hair salon. While she was working as a waitress when she met Jeff, and then one day at the beach she walked out to her car to find Jeff¿s card on her windshield. Jeff was a real partier who was all into hookers, drugs, and drinking. After he met Susan all of that kind of came to a halt but after they were married for a couple years that part in Jeff started coming back, he had started doing cocaine again and even though he would go to boxing classes after work to relieve his stress and anger he would still bring it home and unleash his fury on his wife and kids. Susan dealt with this for a long time and one day when Jeff came home and was high on cocaine he was messing around with his son when he punched him in the face. Their son started crying and for Susan that was it she couldn't take it anymore, all the years of him beating her and being mean to the kids had to stop so she took things into her own hands and one night she knew exactly what she was going to do to put an end to all of this. The book is very interesting and good and I learned how an act of self-defense could turn into cold-blooded murder. Even though Susan was doing an act of self-defense she took it way too far when she stabbed her husband one hundred and ninety three times. She went from this innocent beautiful young mother to a cold-blooded killer even though she was just trying to protect herself and her sons from any more abuse. The writer¿s style of writing was really good - it made me feel like I was there in the house when all of the suspense was building up to killing. The way the author used imagery was really good, felt like I was looking at her. The whole plot was really easy to follow, at first you were with Susan but after everything unfolded in courtroom, it turns you against her. If you like true crime stories and books full of suspense this book is for you. Self-defense is one thing and cold-blooded murder is another and in this story Susan Wright crosses that line.
Lindsie More than 1 year ago
Well thought out out- Riveting After watching "Blue Eyed Butcher" which is the movie based on this case, I knew I had to read the book. This case brings so many different emotions to so many people- making the story that much more interesting. Readers wonder how a person can stab their husband 193 times and claim self defense, while others believe her story to be true, and that she was battered so many times that she just went into a fit of rage to save herself and her children. I highly recommend this true crime book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is terribly biased and the author clearly is 100% sold on Susan's innocence regardless of the facts (and therefore left out many). I followed it all very closely (I live in the same city) and saw the trial and then the re-sentencing trial - both have led me to believe (with all the testimony and evidence shown) that she was not a battered wife, but was using that as an excuse. I don't think anyone will ever know why she did it. But she is a cold cold woman (no emotion during the trial, lots of it during re-sentencing although very much appears to be practiced). Makes for an interesting read if you don't know anything about it already - but pointless if you do. I love true crime books - but really prefer to know all the facts involved.
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