Mind Games

The True Story of a Psychologist, His Wife, and a Brutal Murder

Carlton Smith

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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

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Carlton Smith

Carlton Smith wrote the New York Times bestselling 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. His books include Cold Blooded, The Prom Night Murders, Cold as Ice and In the Arms of Evil. There are more than two million copies of his books in print.

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Mind Games
The True Story of a Psychologist, His Wife, and a Brutal Murder
Carlton Smith

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
July 2007
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781250025869
ISBN10: 1250025869
352 pages, Includes 8 pages of photographs
$19.99

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St. Martin's True Crime
July 2007
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ISBN: 9781429974592
ISBN10: 1429974591
352 pages, Includes eight pages of photographs
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