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A Woman Scorned: the Shocking Real-life Case of Billionairess Killer Susan Cummings (ST. Martin's True Crime Library)

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Rich, beautiful, deadly...

Billionairess Susan Cummings was very rich, even by the exalted standards of Virginia horse country. Shy and single, she used just two rooms of her huge mansion and slept with a .357 Magnum under her pillow. Some people called her haughty. Others said she was strangely obsessive, eccentric, and emotionless, with a strong distrust of people.

Her lover, Roberto, an Argentinian polo player with an eye for wealthy women, was undoubtedly handsome and possessive...and he was also cheating on her. But police, answering a mysterious 911 call, saw him only as a bullet-riddled corpse. Telling of escalating abuse, Susan displayed the blood running freely from knife wounds on her arm, and said she shot him in self-defense. Yet police had their doubts: claiming that Roberto had been dead so long, the pool of his blood looked like sticky red Jell-O...

Now, in a harrowing true tale of secrets, obsession and betrayal, top crime writer Lisa Pulitzer reveals the uncensored truth about a privileged world where ordinary rules don't apply...where a shocking crime rattled the sprawling playground of the wealthy elite...and where money can buy almost everything...

With eight pages of startling photos!

Synopsis:

Susan Cummings and Robert Villegas seemed to have it all. Susan, 35, the reclusive daughter of a billionaire international arms dealer, lived on her family's rambling 300-acre farm. Roberto, 38, was a handsome polo player from Argentina. The two became lovers for 18 months. Then something went terribly wrong. One September morning in 1997, Susan shot Villegas. Photos.

Synopsis:

Rich, beautiful, deadly...

Billionairess Susan Cummings was very rich, even by the exalted standards of Virginia horse country. Shy and single, she used just two rooms of her huge mansion and slept with a .357 Magnum under her pillow. Some people called her haughty. Others said she was strangely obsessive, eccentric, and emotionless, with a strong distrust of people.

Her lover, Roberto, an Argentinian polo player with an eye for wealthy women, was undoubtedly handsome and possessive...and he was also cheating on her. But police, answering a mysterious 911 call, saw him only as a bullet-riddled corpse. Telling of escalating abuse, Susan displayed the blood running freely from knife wounds on her arm, and said she shot him in self-defense. Yet police had their doubts: claiming that Roberto had been dead so long, the pool of his blood looked like sticky red Jell-O...

Now, in a harrowing true tale of secrets, obsession and betrayal, top crime writer Lisa Pulitzer reveals the uncensored truth about a privileged world where ordinary rules don't apply...where a shocking crime rattled the sprawling playground of the wealthy elite...and where money can buy almost everything...

With eight pages of startling photos!

About the Author

Lisa Pulitzer is a former correspondent for The New York Times, and a frequent contributor to the New York Post. She is author of A Woman Scorned, Fatal Romance, and other true crime titles. She lives in New York with her writer husband, two daughters, and overweight Pug, Barney.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312968335
Subtitle:
The Shocking Real-Life Case of Billionairess Killer Susan Cummings
Author:
Pulitzer, Lisa Beth
Author:
Pulitzer, Lisa
Publisher:
St. Martin's True Crime
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Virginia
Subject:
Women murderers
Subject:
Upper class women -- Virginia -- Case studies.
Subject:
Upper class women
Subject:
Murder - General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series:
St. Martin's True Crime Library
Publication Date:
19990315
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 pp. photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.13 x 0.75 in

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A Woman Scorned: the Shocking Real-life Case of Billionairess Killer Susan Cummings (ST. Martin's True Crime Library)
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Product details 256 pages St. Martin's True Crime Classics - English 9780312968335 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Susan Cummings and Robert Villegas seemed to have it all. Susan, 35, the reclusive daughter of a billionaire international arms dealer, lived on her family's rambling 300-acre farm. Roberto, 38, was a handsome polo player from Argentina. The two became lovers for 18 months. Then something went terribly wrong. One September morning in 1997, Susan shot Villegas. Photos.
"Synopsis" by ,
Rich, beautiful, deadly...

Billionairess Susan Cummings was very rich, even by the exalted standards of Virginia horse country. Shy and single, she used just two rooms of her huge mansion and slept with a .357 Magnum under her pillow. Some people called her haughty. Others said she was strangely obsessive, eccentric, and emotionless, with a strong distrust of people.

Her lover, Roberto, an Argentinian polo player with an eye for wealthy women, was undoubtedly handsome and possessive...and he was also cheating on her. But police, answering a mysterious 911 call, saw him only as a bullet-riddled corpse. Telling of escalating abuse, Susan displayed the blood running freely from knife wounds on her arm, and said she shot him in self-defense. Yet police had their doubts: claiming that Roberto had been dead so long, the pool of his blood looked like sticky red Jell-O...

Now, in a harrowing true tale of secrets, obsession and betrayal, top crime writer Lisa Pulitzer reveals the uncensored truth about a privileged world where ordinary rules don't apply...where a shocking crime rattled the sprawling playground of the wealthy elite...and where money can buy almost everything...

With eight pages of startling photos!

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