Novelist who wrote ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ accused of murdering husband

Erika Holt
September 15, 2018

Nearly three months later the 68-year-old widow was arrested in connection with his death.

"After all, if the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don't want to spend any time in jail", How to Murder Your Husband continued.

The author of an essay entitled How To Murder Your Husband has been charged with murdering her husband.

Police believe 68-year-old Nancy Crampton Brophy shot and killed her husband Daniel at his workplace. He was an instructor there.

In 2012, Crampton-Brophy told the Romancing the Genres blog what attracted her to romantic suspense stories.

Crampton-Brophy pictured right selling her novels which she describes as "romance suspense" with titles like "The Wrong Husband" and "The Wrong Lover".

But what's making the headlines is a detailed essay she wrote for the website, See Jane Publish, where she explains "How to Murder Your Husband". I can't tell you when I fell in love with my husband, but I relate the moment I made a decision to marry him. "It's craziness and it's just not true", she stated to ABC News.

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"Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy is the suspect in Daniel C. Brophy's murder", the police statement read. She also said to never use poison because it is detectable.

"Dan was one of the very few people I've known that knew exactly what he wanted in life and loved doing it", she said at a candlelight vigil two days after Daniel's demise.

The costume was hand-sewn by Crampton-Brophy, who spoke of her late husband.

She is scheduled for her first court appearance on Thursday afternoon. McConnell recalled, and she responded, "No, I'm a suspect".

In The Wrong Husband, a woman leaves an abusive spouse by faking her own death. She wrote she would not want to "worry about blood and brains splattered on the wall", or "remembering lies".

"I find it is easier to wish people dead than to actually kill them", she noted.

"But the thing I know about murder is that every one of us have it in him/her when pushed far enough", the author wrote.

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