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Preacher's Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore

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The true story of a preacher's daughter who became a serial killer chronicles the transformation of Blanche Taylor Moore from an innocent 1950s ""sweater girl"" into a cold-blooded killer who murdered her husbands with arsenic. 35,000 first printing.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published February 1st 1993 by William Morrow & Co
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Bridget
Apr 07, 2009 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: people who aren't that invested in reading well-rendered true crime
Recommended to Bridget by: growing up in NC during the trial
Shelves: truetrue
I like true crime. If you know me, you know I really like reading about serial killers and can easily kill 4+ hours on the (sniff sniff basically defunct) Crime Library website.

However, this book opens by writing a check that it's ass never cashes. The prologue is a fictionalized recounting of Blanche's preacher father forcing her into prostitution to pay off a debt. This sets the scene for the causality of "she was abused, therefore she killed." But the author never really makes good and never
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Mary
Nov 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes True Crime
Recommended to Mary by: I like True Crime
Blanche Taylor Moore was a loving wife and mother, a doting grandmother, a born-again Christian. She was also a paragon of Southern womanly virtue whose husband - the Reverend Dwight Moore - was suddenly stricken with an unexplainable violent, wasting disease. As the doctors tried to diagnose the Reverend Moore's illness, the community admired Blanche's concerned care for her husband. She constantly was at the hospital, tending to him with loving care by wiping his brow and making him his delici ...more
Lenny
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First saw the movie years ago with Elizabeth Montgomery as Blanche. As usual, the book was even better then the movie. Crazy tale about a "religious zealot" who kills all the people around her by feeding them arsenic. The reason for this is because she perceives them as sinners.
Diane
Aug 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very good if you're interested in female narcissists who kill.
Barb
Dec 16, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I had to give this one 5-stars. Maybe not the best written book ever, but very intriguing to me personally. I knew this woman, back in the day......
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