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Evidence of Love: 30th Anniversary Autographed Edition

Evidence of Love - Autographed by Joe Bob Briggs $25.00
Evidence of Love - Autographed by Joe Bob Briggs

Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson, 1984

Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore were, by all accounts, privileged American housewives. Their husbands were successful men. They enjoyed comfortable lives. In their Dallas suburb—a world punctuated by child rearing, shopping, church—neither Candy nor Betty were exceptional, partly because their lives were palpably empty. The consequent choices that each woman made—one devoting herself to her church, the other a “hobby” of extramarital sex—were, finally, the things that gave their lives context. And when the life of one intersected with that of the other, the dreadful violence that resulted was somehow inevitable.

“Without exception, each man who saw the lifeless body of Betty Gore the night of June 13 reflexively averted his eyes. Even those who already knew what lay beyond the utility room door were never bold enough to look for more than a moment before closing the door again… Murder is always news. Murder with an ax is the kind of news that gets onto the front page. Murder of a woman with an ax, followed by the mutilation of the body, is the kind of news that television stations can justify putting on their six o’clock reports, since it has the advantages of being bizarre and mysterious. It helps when the victim is a white, middle-class mother of two who teaches elementary school.”

  • Won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America
  • Adapted into a 1990 television movie “A Killing in a Small Town”

Evidence of Love succeeds on almost all levels—a bizarre story well-researched and superbly written and told with just enough suspense to keep the reader turning pages.” Mike Cochran, Forth Worth Star-Telegram

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Evidence of Love - Autographed by John Bloom $25.00
Evidence of Love - Autographed by John Bloom

Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson, 1984

Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore were, by all accounts, privileged American housewives. Their husbands were successful men. They enjoyed comfortable lives. In their Dallas suburb—a world punctuated by child rearing, shopping, church—neither Candy nor Betty were exceptional, partly because their lives were palpably empty. The consequent choices that each woman made—one devoting herself to her church, the other a “hobby” of extramarital sex—were, finally, the things that gave their lives context. And when the life of one intersected with that of the other, the dreadful violence that resulted was somehow inevitable.

“Without exception, each man who saw the lifeless body of Betty Gore the night of June 13 reflexively averted his eyes. Even those who already knew what lay beyond the utility room door were never bold enough to look for more than a moment before closing the door again… Murder is always news. Murder with an ax is the kind of news that gets onto the front page. Murder of a woman with an ax, followed by the mutilation of the body, is the kind of news that television stations can justify putting on their six o’clock reports, since it has the advantages of being bizarre and mysterious. It helps when the victim is a white, middle-class mother of two who teaches elementary school.”

  • Won an Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America

  • Adapted into a 1990 television movie “A Killing in a Small Town”

Evidence of Love succeeds on almost all levels—a bizarre story well-researched and superbly written and told with just enough suspense to keep the reader turning pages.” Mike Cochran, Forth Worth Star-Telegram

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Evidence of Love - Non Autographed $20.00
Evidence of Love - Non Autographed

Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs by John Bloom and Jim Atkinson, 1984

Candy Montgomery and Betty Gore were, by all accounts, privileged American housewives. Their husbands were successful men. They enjoyed comfortable lives. In their Dallas suburb—a world punctuated by child rearing, shopping, church—neither Candy nor Betty were exceptional, partly because their lives were palpably empty. The consequent choices that each woman made—one devoting herself to her church, the other a “hobby” of extramarital sex—were, finally, the things that gave their lives context. And when the life of one intersected with that of the other, the dreadful violence that resulted was somehow inevitable.

“Without exception, each man who saw the lifeless body of Betty Gore the night of June 13 reflexively averted his eyes. Even those who already knew what lay beyond the utility room door were never bold enough to look for more than a moment before closing the door again… Murder is always news. Murder with an ax is the kind of news that gets onto the front page. Murder of a woman with an ax, followed by the mutilation of the body, is the kind of news that television stations can justify putting on their six o’clock reports, since it has the advantages of being bizarre and mysterious. It helps when the victim is a white, middle-class mother of two who teaches elementary school.”

  • Edgar Award Winner from the Mystery Writers of America
  • Adapted into a 1990 television movie “A Killing in a Small Town”

Evidence of Love succeeds on almost all levels—a bizarre story well-researched and superbly written and told with just enough suspense to keep the reader turning pages.” Mike Cochran, Forth Worth Star-Telegram

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