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In the Arms of Evil: A True Story of Obsession, Greed, and Murder

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Nancy Jean Siegel of Maryland became addicted to gambling during her first marriage. Sneaking off to Atlantic City—and sinking deeper and deeper into debt—she began stealing identities, conning family members, and leaving two ex-husbands buried in bills. Then she sold cemetery plots door-to-door and met Jack Watkins, a man thirty years her senior. He not only bought a grav ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published March 30th 2010 by St. Martin's True Crime
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Valerie  Shampine
Nancy Jean Siegler was quite the swindler, and her victims were everyone around her, family, husbands, and even an old man she started out just selling a grave site to, and ended up really taking for a ride. She spent her life doing identity frauds to gamble, and became very thorough with it, until she crossed the line.
This book was hard to read. I felt it rehashed things over and over. Very technical as far as the court stuff. I just wanted the story part. Kind of a boring book.
This book had too much lawyer talk and was very dry. It was a struggle to finish it. I did a lot of skimming on this one.
Not the best true-crime I've read, repetitive, unsuspenseful.
Too much legal"ese"......................
This was an interesting true crime story.
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