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Wealthy Men Only

The True Story of a Lonely Millionaire, a Gorgeous Younger Woman, and the Love Triangle that Ended in Murder

Stella Sands

St. Martin's True Crime

Wealthy Men Only

Stella Sands

 

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…

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Chapter One
 
Balboa Coves
 
 
The Newport Beach area of Southern California isn’t for everyone. Curmudgeons and sourpusses will find paltry little to enjoy. But aside from devotees of those two marginal groups, most people agree that Newport Beach is about as close to paradise as it gets—regardless of how you choose to define “paradise.”
If it’s surf, sand, and sunbathing you’re after, the area is pure bliss. With ten miles of perhaps the cleanest beaches in the United States, it boasts the Pacific Ocean’s best breaks,
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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.)


THE GOOD SON

“A truly heartbreaking saga…that ended in two brutal murders.” —Crime Magazine


MURDER AT YALE
 
“The book your won’t want to put down.” —Cosmopolitan

“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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Stella Sands

  • Stella Sands is Executive Editor of Kids Discover, an award-winning magazine with over 400,000 subscribers geared to children 7 to 12 years old. She is the author of five other crime books: The Dating Game Killer, The Good Son, Murder at Yale, Behind the Mask—all available from St. Martin’s Press True Crime Library—and Baby-faced Butchers, as well as other works including Odyssea and Natural Disasters. Her plays, Lou Passin’ Through, Black-eyed Peas, and E-me, have been produced in Off-Off Broadway theaters in New York City.

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