A romance novelist who wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband” in 2011 was arrested in connection with the death of her husband in June this year, the Huffington Post reports.
Daniel Brophy, a 63-year-old chef, was found shot to death at the Oregon Culinary Institute where he worked. His wife Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, announced her husband’s death on Facebook a day after the killing, saying she was “struggling to make sense of everything right now.”
For my facebook friends and family, I have sad news to relate. My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy was killed…
Crampton-Brophy is the author of self-published novels including “The Wrong Husband” and “The Wrong Lover” whose covers feature dashing and sometimes shirtless men.
But on Sep. 5, Crampton-Brophy was arrested for her husband’s murder. Oregon police did not provide a reason for the three-month gap between the killing and the arrest.
The “How to” essay was published on her blog called “See Jane Publish,” where she wrote in a post describing five main motives women could use in stories about women killing their husbands in a novel. The blog has since been made private.
The author was booked into jail on charges of murder and unlawful use of a firearm. She is being held in jail without bail, according to the Washington Post.
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