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WHEN THE STAKES ARE LIFE AND DEATH

University of Pennsylvania professor Rafael Robb was in a class of his own. An expert on game theory, his colleagues and students marveled over his brilliance. But his wife, Ellen, knew his dark, calculating side…and in December 2006, after years of alleged psychological abuse, she was finally ready to leave him. Her divorce papers were nearly in order and she was about to sign a lease on a new home—and a new life. Until she was found dead in the home she shared with Rafael and their daughter, Olivia.

THERE ARE NO RULES…

Rafael claimed that Ellen was the victim of a fatal intrusion. Many of Ellens friends and family suspected that Rafael committed the crime. Now, a high-stakes showdown was about to begin between local investigators and one of academic worlds greatest masterminds. But the police had almost no evidence—and the professor had only one strategy: to win at all costs…

CRUEL GAMES

With 8 pages of stunning photos!

Synopsis:

University of Pennsylvania professor Rafael Robb was in a class of his own. An expert on game theory, his colleagues and students marveled over his brilliance. But his wife, Ellen, knew his dark, calculating side…and in December 2006, after years of alleged psychological abuse, she was finally ready to leave him. Her divorce papers were nearly in order and she was about to sign a lease on a new home—and a new life. Until she was found dead in the home she shared with Rafael and their daughter, Olivia.

Rafael claimed that Ellen was the victim of a fatal intrusion. Many of Ellens friends and family suspected that Rafael committed the crime. Now, a high-stakes showdown was about to begin between local investigators and one of academic worlds greatest masterminds. But the police had almost no evidence—and the professor had only one strategy: to win at all costs…

About the Author

Rose Ciotta is a veteran award-winning investigative reporter and editor. She resides in suburban Philadelphia where she is an editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer. A native of Buffalo, NY and graduate of Syracuse University, she attended Stanford University on a John S. Knight journalism fellowship. She is a former board member of Investigative Reporters & Editors Inc., an international journalism group.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312947033
Subtitle:
A Brilliant Professor, A Loving Mother, A Brutal Murder
Author:
Ciotta, Rose
Publisher:
St. Martin's True Crime
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Murder -- Pennsylvania.
Subject:
Robb, Ellen
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
St. Martin's True Crime Library
Publication Date:
20090203
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 8 pages of photographs
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.665 in

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University of Pennsylvania professor Rafael Robb was in a class of his own. An expert on game theory, his colleagues and students marveled over his brilliance. But his wife, Ellen, knew his dark, calculating side…and in December 2006, after years of alleged psychological abuse, she was finally ready to leave him. Her divorce papers were nearly in order and she was about to sign a lease on a new home—and a new life. Until she was found dead in the home she shared with Rafael and their daughter, Olivia.

Rafael claimed that Ellen was the victim of a fatal intrusion. Many of Ellens friends and family suspected that Rafael committed the crime. Now, a high-stakes showdown was about to begin between local investigators and one of academic worlds greatest masterminds. But the police had almost no evidence—and the professor had only one strategy: to win at all costs…

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