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Isolated Incident: Investigating the Death of Nancy Cooper

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The tragic murder of Nancy Cooper gripped the Raleigh / Durham region of North Carolina. Nancy, a beautiful housewife and mother, was strangled to death in her upscale neighborhood in Cary, North Carolina in 2008. Her husband, Brad Cooper, was immediately suspected in what appeared to be a rush to judgment by local law enforcement in order to appease a nervous community. ...more
Paperback, 250 pages
Published October 3rd 2014 by John W. Taylor
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Slade Chandler
May 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Thank you, John. This is a must read for the neighbors of Wake County and the Town of Cary.
A civilian convicted of murder by circumstantial evidence and one piece of uncorroborated hard evidence is hardly the way one wants to see justice upheld in his or her hometown. However, based on the book "Isolated Incident: Investigating the Death of Nancy Cooper", that is how the Cary Police Department and the Wake County District Attorney's office feel is a sufficient way to answer the mystery of Nancy
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Vince
Oct 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Wow, what a compelling read! Those of us who are local recall how much attention this case received in the media. However, what is presented in this work digs deep into details, much of which was not provided to the general public through our standard media channels. It's amazing to me how local law enforcement could miss the boat so completely in a rush to quell fears and protect Cary's reputation as one of the safest communities in the country. John Taylor does an amazing job piecing this case ...more
Kathryn Bundy
Jan 29, 2016 rated it liked it
I did not follow this local case closely at the time, so much of the information in the book was new to me. I appreciate the thorough treatment this author gives. He outlines the facts as presented by both the prosecution and the defense. In addition, and more interestingly to me, he provides interpretation and some critique of the handling of the case in both the media and the justice system. I was particularly interested in his final speculation ---- no spoilers.

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John W. Taylor is a former Special Agent with the U.S. Secret Service and current licensed private investigator in North Carolina. He hosts the semi-monthly true crime podcast Twisted, and writes in the true crime genre.