Wealthy Men Only
Nanette Johnston’s personal ad made it clear: “I know how to take care of my man if he knows how to take care of me.” Newport Beach millionaire Bill MacLaughlin made the fatal mistake ......more
Wealthy Men Only
Nanette Johnston’s personal ad made it clear: “I know how to take care of my man if he knows how to take care of me.” Newport Beach millionaire Bill MacLaughlin made the fatal mistake of responding.
Within months, the gorgeous 28-year-old moved in with the middle-aged entrepreneur. Three years later, she began seeing another man on the side, a former NFL linebacker who took a job at a nearby nightclub. Three weeks later, MacLaughin would be dead.
He was found lying on the kitchen floor in a pool of blood. Nannette had an alibi—and a million-dollar life insurance policy on the victim. Police discovered she’d embezzled a small fortune from MacLaughlin’s business—but didn’t have enough evidence to charge her with murder. For years, the crime went unsolved—until new evidence brought the golddigger and her boyfriend back to the courtoom—in a sordid case of lust, betrayal, greed, and murder…
Stella Sands is Executive Editor of Kids Discover, an award-winning magazine with over 400,000 subscribers geared to children 7 to 12 years old. She is the author of five other crime books: The Dating Game Killer, The Good Son, Murder at Yale, Behind the Mask—all available from St. Martin’s Press True Crime Library—and Baby-faced Butchers, as well as other works including Odyssea and Natural Disasters. Her plays, Lou Passin’ Through, Black-eyed Peas, and E-me, have been produced in Off-Off Broadway theaters in New York City.