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Whatever Mother Says...: A True Story of a Mother, Madness and Murder (St. Martin's True Crime Library)

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To neighbors, she was the brave single mother...

Raising her five kids alone in a rundown section of Sacramento, Theresa Cross Knorr seemed like the ultimate survivor. But her youngest daughter, 16-year-old Terry, told police another story: one almost too terrible to believe.

But accused of imprisoning her children in a house of horrors...

According to Terry, Theresa--no longer the petite brunette she once was--had turned insanely jealous of her pretty eldest daughters and enlisted the help of her two teenaged sons in a vicious campaign against their sisters.

Of beating, torturing and killing her own flesh and blood...

Terry's gruesome tale told how Theresa had drugged, handcuffed and shot 16-year-old Suesan, allowing her wounds to fester, until the day she ordered her sons to burn their sister alive. Next, Terry said Theresa severely beat 20-year-old Sheila and then locked her in a stifling broom closet, so that when the girl finally starved to death, her brothers dumped her body in the same desolate mountain range where they had cremated Suesan.

She could be one of the most evil murderesses of our time...

It took Terry five agonizing years to convince authorities to investigate her grisly accounts of burning flesh, starvation and torture...of a mother from hell, so sadistic and so deranged, she had become her children's own executioner.

 
Wensley Clarkson Whatever Mother Says ... is the true story of a mother, madness and murder.

Synopsis:

To neighbors, she was the brave single mother...

Raising her five kids alone in a rundown section of Sacramento, Theresa Cross Knorr seemed like the ultimate survivor. But her youngest daughter, 16-year-old Terry, told police another story: one almost too terrible to believe.

But accused of imprisoning her children in a house of horrors...

According to Terry, Theresa--no longer the petite brunette she once was--had turned insanely jealous of her pretty eldest daughters and enlisted the help of her two teenaged sons in a vicious campaign against their sisters.

Of beating, torturing and killing her own flesh and blood...

Terry's gruesome tale told how Theresa had drugged, handcuffed and shot 16-year-old Suesan, allowing her wounds to fester, until the day she ordered her sons to burn their sister alive. Next, Terry said Theresa severely beat 20-year-old Sheila and then locked her in a stifling broom closet, so that when the girl finally starved to death, her brothers dumped her body in the same desolate mountain range where they had cremated Suesan.

She could be one of the most evil murderesses of our time...

It took Terry five agonizing years to convince authorities to investigate her grisly accounts of burning flesh, starvation and torture...of a mother from hell, so sadistic and so deranged, she had become her children's own executioner.

 
Wensley Clarkson Whatever Mother Says ... is the true story of a mother, madness and murder.

About the Author

Wensley Clarkson was one of Britain's most successful young journalists before moving to Los Angeles with his wife and their four children in 1991-an experience that inspired his book, A Year in La La Land. His other books-which have sold in more than a dozen countries-include the tabloid newspaper expose Dog Eat Dog, a biography of the actor Mel Gibson, plus four best-selling true-crime books Hell Hath No Fury, Like A Woman Scorned, Love You to Death Darling, and Doctors of Death.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312955427
Subtitle:
A True Story of a Mother, Madness and Murder
Author:
Clarkson, Wensley
Publisher:
St. Martin's Paperbacks
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Child abuse
Subject:
Filicide
Subject:
Sibling abuse.
Subject:
Sibling abuse -- California -- Case studies.
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Knorr, Theresa Jimmie
Subject:
Filicide -- California -- Case studies.
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
St. Martin's True Crime Library
Series Volume:
151
Publication Date:
19950315
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
6.66 x 4.26 x 0.76 in

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Product details 288 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312955427 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
To neighbors, she was the brave single mother...

Raising her five kids alone in a rundown section of Sacramento, Theresa Cross Knorr seemed like the ultimate survivor. But her youngest daughter, 16-year-old Terry, told police another story: one almost too terrible to believe.

But accused of imprisoning her children in a house of horrors...

According to Terry, Theresa--no longer the petite brunette she once was--had turned insanely jealous of her pretty eldest daughters and enlisted the help of her two teenaged sons in a vicious campaign against their sisters.

Of beating, torturing and killing her own flesh and blood...

Terry's gruesome tale told how Theresa had drugged, handcuffed and shot 16-year-old Suesan, allowing her wounds to fester, until the day she ordered her sons to burn their sister alive. Next, Terry said Theresa severely beat 20-year-old Sheila and then locked her in a stifling broom closet, so that when the girl finally starved to death, her brothers dumped her body in the same desolate mountain range where they had cremated Suesan.

She could be one of the most evil murderesses of our time...

It took Terry five agonizing years to convince authorities to investigate her grisly accounts of burning flesh, starvation and torture...of a mother from hell, so sadistic and so deranged, she had become her children's own executioner.

 
Wensley Clarkson Whatever Mother Says ... is the true story of a mother, madness and murder.

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