St. Martin's True Crime
Wealthy Men Only
Nanette Johnston’s personal ad made it clear: “I know how to take care of my man if he knows how to take care of me.” Newport Beach millionaire Bill MacLaughlin made the fatal mistake of responding.
Within months, the gorgeous 28-year-old moved in with the middle-aged entrepreneur. Three years later, she began seeing another man on the side, a former NFL linebacker who took a job at a nearby nightclub. Three weeks later, MacLaughin would be dead.
He was found lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood. Nannette had an alibi—and a million-dollar life insurance policy on the victim. Police discovered she’d embezzled a small fortune from MacLaughlin’s business—but didn’t have enough evidence to charge her with murder. For years, the crime went unsolved—until new evidence brought the golddigger and her boyfriend back to the courtoom—in a sordid case of lust, betrayal, greed, and murder…
Praise for Stella Sand and her true crime books…
THE DATING GAME KILLER
“Stella Sands’ true-crime The Dating Game Killer recounts in detail the horrific torture-murders of Rodney James Alcala, one of our nation’s most coldblooded serial killers. Ms. Sands presents the crimes and evidence with professional skill and objectivity, using the actual prosecutors and courtroom testimony to ‘make the case.’ But it is the real life voices of the victims’ many family members and their untold story (until now) of how they were forced to experience Justice delayed and Justice denied that truly chills us to the bone. A must read!” —Steve Hodel, New York Times bestselling author of Black Dahlia Avenger: A Genius for Murder, Detective Supervisor, LAPD Hollywood Homicide Division (ret.)
“A truly heartbreaking saga…that ended in two brutal murders.” —Crime Magazine
“If only it were fiction, this book would be one heck of a thriller… Sands covers the crime and investigation adeptly, but— even more intriguingly— she also captures the media frenzy that this case sparked.” —Crime Magazine