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The Mother, The Son, And The Socialite: The True Story Of A Mother-Son Crime Spree

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The Mother
Once mistaken for a young Elizabeth Taylor, the weathered, 64-year-old Sante Kimes may have lost her movie-star good looks, but she never lost her pathological ambition to con, steal, and murder, and to use her emotionally explosive son as a pawn in her twisted schemes.

The Son
Friends said Sante Kimes had a Svengali-like psychological hold on her handsome but trou
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 15th 1999 by St. Martin's True Crime
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Shaun
Jul 20, 2014 Shaun rated it liked it
Amazing story . . . average recounting. This was a St. Martin's True Crime Paperback and seemed a little thrown together, but all in all, a worthwhile read if only for the tale it tells--the life and exploits of a wealthy (at least by some people's standards)Liz Taylor look-alike grifter/murderer and her socially awkward partner in crime, her son.
Cherryl Northcutt Valdez
Aug 19, 2013 Cherryl Northcutt Valdez rated it really liked it
With all the players and subplots, a book you do not want to put down for long because you will forget who is who and why.
Sae-chan
Jun 20, 2015 Sae-chan rated it it was ok
Shelves: non-fiction
What was with the rush of publishing this book? It's like a mystery novel without the last couple of chapters.
Sarah
Jul 16, 2014 Sarah rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome book and to think it's a true story!! The chutzpah of these people blows your mind.
Jessica Gettel
May 02, 2015 Jessica Gettel rated it did not like it
Very poorly laid out! These books were apparently a monthly series, and the haste shows. Like no details at all.
Melissa
Jun 08, 2012 Melissa rated it liked it
Good true crime murder tale. Written before the case went to trial so I have to wiki the result. Interesting to see what can happen in a mother/son dynamic.
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Adrian Havill is a writer born in Bournemouth, England.
He began his writing career in 1962 for US News and World Report.
In 1984, he began writing biographies of subjects as diverse as O.J. Simpson and Jack Kent Cooke.

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