To The Last Breath

Three Women Fight For The Truth Behind A Child's Tragic Murder

Carlton Stowers

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On January 22, 1994, two-year old Renee Goode played happily with her sisters and cousin, as the four of them enjoyed an impromptu "slumber party" at the home of her father, Shane Goode. The next day she was dead.

The local medical examiner could not determine the cause of little Renee's death. But her mother Annette and grandmother Sharon were convinced she'd been murdered--and that they knew the identity of Renee's killer: her handsome father, Shane Goode, a manipulative, emotionally abusive man who displayed virtually no interest in Renee--until he took out a $50,000 insurance policy on her life.

With the help of a courageous female police investigator and Assistant DA, Sharon launched a case against Shane and had Renee's tiny coffin, lovingly filled with her favorite stuffed animals, exhumed from its final resting place. And her small corpse revealed what her grandmother had suspected all along: cold, calculating Shane Goode had murdered his own daughter to cash in on her death.
 
To the Last Breath is the winner of the 1999 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime.

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To the Last Breath
ONEThis is how it began: with warm sun and cool Gulf Coast waters gently splashing against the Galveston beach. There was infectious laughter everywhere as young voices, most of them belonging to college students, celebrated the intoxicating freedom of the annual ritual known as spring break. They came for the beer parties and the pot, or simply to kick back and enjoy the freedom from parental watch, classroom lectures, and boring jobs back home.They got drunk and high, a lot of them got sick, and a few were even arrested. Some fell in love .

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Carlton Stowers

Carlton Stowers is the author of more than two dozen works of nonfiction, including the Edgar Award-winning Careless Whispers, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Innocence Lost, and Open Secrets. He and his wife live in Cedar Hill, Texas.

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To The Last Breath
Three Women Fight For The Truth Behind A Child's Tragic Murder
Carlton Stowers

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St. Martin's Press
April 1999
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ISBN: 9781429935937
ISBN10: 1429935936
256 pages
$7.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's True Crime Classics
April 1999
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780312968199
ISBN10: 0312968191
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 272 pages, Includes 8 pages of photographs
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