New York, New York: Threshold Editions. From these troubling origins grew a difficult marriage, one which produced three healthy boys but also led to disturbing accusations of abuse from both spouses. Her fifth book, Patriot Acts: What Americans Must Do to Save the Republic, was published in 2011. But the history of the Polk family is only half the story. Apparently during their therapy sessions, Felix would put Susan under hypnosis and sexually assault her. It is a serious listen, not frivolous or sensational. Synopsis An engrossing examination of one of America's most notorious and bewildering crimesandndash;the gruesome murder of Felix Polk by his wife, Susan, in October 2002.
Susan Polk, his wife, who killed him, also had a boatload of issues. The trial was a fiasco with Susan Polk acting as her own attorney defying all authority. Interesting story of a sad situation The writing disc worth a five but the delusions of Mrs Polk are more than I can bear to read about for a novel. The arrest in her sleepy northern California town kicked off what would become one of the most captivating murder trials in recent memory, as police, local attorneys, and the national media sought to unravel the complex web of events that sent this seemingly dev In October 2002, Susan Polk, a housewife and mother of three, was arrested for the murder of her husband, Felix. She was the youngest elected state judge in Texas history at age thirty and served as a Texas State District Judge for the 162nd District Court.
This was a vast improvement on A Deadly Game by Catherine Crier that I recently finished. With the same exclusive access and penetrating investigation that made A Deadly Game a 1 bestseller, Catherine Crier arrives at the scene of another stunning American crime. Susan Polk should've never made the decision to defend herself. Sweetingham attended the trial and wrote articles for Court Tv about the proceedings. Shortly after her reelection to a second term on the bench, a chance meeting with a television news executive led to a dramatic career change.
Her current events blog was launched to coincide with publication of the book. Tracing the family's history, Crier skillfully maneuvers the murky waters of the Polk's marriage, looking at the real story behind Susan, Felix, and their unorthodox courtship. Her current events blog was launched to coincide with publication of the book. For decades, Susan Polk, mother of three, played devoted wife to Felix, her former therapist and a man 25 years her senior. Now, with the exclusive access and in-depth reporting that made A Deadly Game a number one New York Times bestseller, Catherine Crier turns an analytical eye to the story of Susan Polk, delving into her past and examining how over twenty years of marriage culminated in murder. Website Catherine Jean Crier born November 6, 1954 is an American journalist and author of A Deadly Game and The Case Against Lawyers. I listened to the audio book.
From these troubling origins grew a difficult marriage, one which produced three healthy boys but also led to disturbing accusations of abuse from both spouses. Here Crier also elucidates the methodical police work of the murder investigation, revealing never-before-seen photos and writings from the case file. She also was a analyst for in 2004. This audio book brings that aspect out well, in detail. I wouldn't mind reading this. The family dynamics, involving a psychologist and his young patient who marry and bring three children into their family, are intensely stressful. I find true crime interesting and this is my first novel I have read regarding one.
American Entertainment International Speakers Bureau. Crier joined in 1993, where she served as a correspondent on the network's primetime news magazine program. From these troubling origins grew a difficult marriage, one which produced three healthy boys but also led to disturbing accusations of abuse from both spouses. Notable credit s Former Texas state judge and host of , author of The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game, Contempt, Final Analysis, and Patriot Acts. I especially enjoyed the descriptions of the courtroom interactions between the accused wife, an unstable, delusional yet highly intelligent and provocatively feIisty woman is representing herself, and the beleaguered prosecutor is trying to keep from becoming an alcoholic due to her legal style. For such a strange case with such a sordid history this account was very dry.
The three sons, how creepy is it that their first thoughts on finding their dead father are about the estate??? But this woman's ability to tell this story with meaning and dignity for this undignified family ings remarkable. Somehow, she wound up marrying him, bearing 3 sons, and the The story of Susan Polk, whose husband Felix was founded stabbed to death in their California home, centers around the couple's relationship, their family life, Felix's murder, and Susan's conviction for said murder. Shortly after her election to a second term on the bench, a chance meeting with a television news executive led to a career change. Also the author of the New York Times bestsellers A Deadly Game and The Case Against Lawyers, Crier lives in Westchester County, New York. Summary In October 2002, Susan Polk was arrested for the murder of her husband, Felix, kicking off what would become one of the most captivating murder trials in recent memory. But the history of the Polk family is only half the story. I found it very insightful.
I would love to have been a spectator. When Susan was in high school, Felix, who was more than twenty years her senior, had been her psychologist, and it was during their sessions that the romantic entanglement began. Of course the reader can have a big impact on the text itself. Catherine Crier Live ran for six years until it was cancelled in 2007. Notable credit s Former Texas state judge and host of , author of The Case Against Lawyers, A Deadly Game, Contempt, Final Analysis, and Patriot Acts.