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MURDER, SHE WROTE?

Police Charge a Romance Novelist with Killing Her Husband
FATAL FORESHADOWING? A self-published novelist, Nancy Crampton-Brophy (with husband Daniel in 1999) wrote of killing, betrayal and “families that don’t always work,” according to an online bio.

To their friends, romance writer Nancy Crampton-Brophy and her husband of more than 27 years, chef Daniel Brophy, seemed to live an idyllic life. While she wrote about sex, murder and betrayal in self-published books with titles like The Wrong Husband, The Wrong Cop and The Wrong Lover, Daniel taught at the Oregon Culinary Institute. Together they raised chickens and tended to a large vegetable garden at their suburban Portland, Ore., home, and Nancy wrote on her website that she

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