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A SUCCESSFUL DOCTOR.

Dr. Felix Polk was a married psychologist living in Berkeley, California. At forty years old, he had a successful practice and a towering reputation—until he began a scandalous affair with one of his patients: Susan Bolling. She was fifteen years old.

 

A TROUBLED TEENAGE GIRL.

After divorcing his first wife, Felix married Susan. Susan would later claim that her marriage was built on lies, manipulation, and psychological abuse. She tried to divorce Felix, but no settlement could be reached. Susan seemed to believe that Felix had stashed up to $40 million in a secret bank account in the Caribbean. She wanted her half—or else…

 

A CASE THAT STUNNED THE NATION.

In October 2002, Felix was found stabbed to death in his own home. Susan insisted she acted in self-defense. But what would a jury think when Susan—claiming she was the victim of Felix’s manipulation—became her own defense attorney? This is the true story of marriage, murder, and mind games

Synopsis:

A "New York Times" bestselling author offers this shocking account of the 2002 murder of Berkeley, California, psychologist Felix Polk, whose wife, Susan, was convicted of his murder in 2006. photos.

Synopsis:

A SUCCESSFUL DOCTOR.

Dr. Felix Polk was a married psychologist living in Berkeley, California. At forty years old, he had a successful practice and a towering reputation--until he began a scandalous affair with one of his patients: Susan Bolling. She was fifteen years old.

 

A TROUBLED TEENAGE GIRL.

After divorcing his first wife, Felix married Susan. Susan would later claim that her marriage was built on lies, manipulation, and psychological abuse. She tried to divorce Felix, but no settlement could be reached. Susan seemed to believe that Felix had stashed up to $40 million in a secret bank account in the Caribbean. She wanted her half--or else...

 

A CASE THAT STUNNED THE NATION.

In October 2002, Felix was found stabbed to death in his own home. Susan insisted she acted in self-defense. But what would a jury think when Susan--claiming she was the victim of Felix's manipulation--became her own defense attorney? This is the true story of marriage, murder, and mind games

About the Author

CARLTON SMITH is the New York Times bestselling author of The Search for the Green River Killer. An award-winning journalist for The Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times during the 1970s and 1980s, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting in 1988, and now works full-time as a true crime author. There are more than two million copies of his books in print. He lives in South Pasadena, California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312939069
Subtitle:
The True Story of a Psychologist, His Wife, and a Brutal Murder
Author:
Smith, Carlton
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Murder -- California.
Subject:
Polk, Felix
Subject:
Crime - True Crime
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
True Crime
Publication Date:
20070731
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes 8 pages of photographs
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 0.798 in

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Product details 352 pages St. Martin's True Crime Classics - English 9780312939069 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A "New York Times" bestselling author offers this shocking account of the 2002 murder of Berkeley, California, psychologist Felix Polk, whose wife, Susan, was convicted of his murder in 2006. photos.
"Synopsis" by ,
A SUCCESSFUL DOCTOR.

Dr. Felix Polk was a married psychologist living in Berkeley, California. At forty years old, he had a successful practice and a towering reputation--until he began a scandalous affair with one of his patients: Susan Bolling. She was fifteen years old.

 

A TROUBLED TEENAGE GIRL.

After divorcing his first wife, Felix married Susan. Susan would later claim that her marriage was built on lies, manipulation, and psychological abuse. She tried to divorce Felix, but no settlement could be reached. Susan seemed to believe that Felix had stashed up to $40 million in a secret bank account in the Caribbean. She wanted her half--or else...

 

A CASE THAT STUNNED THE NATION.

In October 2002, Felix was found stabbed to death in his own home. Susan insisted she acted in self-defense. But what would a jury think when Susan--claiming she was the victim of Felix's manipulation--became her own defense attorney? This is the true story of marriage, murder, and mind games

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