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Honeymoon With A Killer

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  77 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
A true-crime writer teams up with a retired L.A. prosecutor to tell the shocking true story of Rebecca Cleland, a manipulative, money-hungry woman who plots and carries out her husband's murder with the help of members of her own family. Original.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published November 1st 2009 by Pinnacle (first published 2009)
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Valerie
Jul 23, 2016 Valerie rated it really liked it
This is a true crime story about a woman who marries a man only for his money and what he could give her in material goods. Rebecca Salcedo is now 46 years old, but at the time she met and married Bruce Cleland, her unfortunate husband, she was about 28. She had met him at a flea mart and he was immediately smitten with her, as many men and even women were. (She had the reputation of being a party girl from the time she was very young, and grew up in an extremely dysfunctional family. Her mother ...more
Lorie
May 04, 2017 Lorie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good

rendering of a twisted and convoluted life, lives rather; the unmitigated greed of this woman and her cohorts is mind boggling. The only doubt I have is whether she got what she deserved, then again the hope she no doubt held towards her second trial and subsequent conviction, provides a little satisfaction, but not nearly enough. I prefer more background information on individuals in a true crime telling, this narrative lacked in that regard.
Adriana Lilic
Dec 06, 2016 Adriana Lilic rated it liked it
I enjoyed the story telling about how she met Bruce and the back stories of Bruce and Rebecca. I loved Bertha Awana. I think she was fantastic.

I did not like that the case and the court were too long and could be very boring. The only exception being Rebecca post-murder and her arrest and also the prosecution's case.

I enjoyed the book honestly.

R.I.P Bruce Cleland <3
Suzie Flohr
Nov 16, 2016 Suzie Flohr rated it really liked it
Very well written
Theresa
Dec 05, 2014 Theresa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
True murder

This woman was out for the money and her poor husband loved her so much he couldn't see it. He was very naive right until the end.
Cindi Bean
Jan 27, 2015 Cindi Bean rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Informative

Fast paced. Keep me reading. All the facts were compelling and easy to follow. I recommend Honeymoon With A Killer.
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Don Lasseter has written five true crime books for Pinnacle plus 16 magazine articles that were reprinted in Pinnacle's anthology books about murders. In addition to being a crime writer, Mr. Lasseter is a WWII historian who frequently lectures on the subject in schools, at service clubs, and for veteran's groups. He accompanies his talks with slide packages titled "WWII, Then and Now", consisting ...more
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