In The Arms Of Evil: A True Story Of Obsession, Greed, And Murder (St. Martin'S True Crime Library)

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Nancy Jean Siegel of Maryland became addicted to gambling during her first marriage. Sneaking off to Atlantic Cityand sinking deeper and deeper into debtshe began stealing identities, conning family members, and leaving two ex-husbands buried in bills. Then she sold cemetery plots door-to-door and met Jack Watkins, a man thirty years her senior. He not only bought a grave site from the attractive younger woman, he leased a car for her, sold his house and gave her the proceeds. But Nancy wanted more

Watkins' body was found in a steamer trunk near the Appalachian Trail. Half-naked and strangled, he remained unidentified for more than six years. Meanwhile, Nancy cashed his Social Security checks and opened new lines of credit under his name. By the time the police tracked her down, she had committed bank fraud, mail fraud, wire fraud, and more. New York Times bestselling author Carlton Smith takes you inside the greed, the gambling, and one gruesome murderto question the very nature of evil


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