LIFE FOR DEATH A True Story of Crime and Punishment

Author: Mewshaw (Michael)
Year: 1980
Publisher: Doubleday
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st US edn.
Book Condition: Vg/Vg
Price: 5.00
Hardback. Harold and Shirley Dresbach seemed to be a perfect couple. They had two of everything - 2 boats, 2 Chryslers, 2 handsome teenage boys. Wealthy and influential, they were active in politics and often entertained prominent visitors in their waterfront home on the Chesapeake Bay. So on a quiet January morning in 1961, when their nude bodies, riddled with bullets, were found, people in the affluent suburb of Washington, D.C. were stunned. They were still more stunned and horrified when the Dresbach's 15yr. old son, Wayne, was charged with the killings. The author, a childhood friend of Wayne's, was the first to learn of the tragic events that morning, and from the start he suspected some essential truth had been hidden. This is the account of his frustrating and sometimes frightening investigation into the crime and punishment of his friend. Played out behind a facade of propriety, it is a drama composed of almost entirely of unspeakable acts - black-market adoption, alcoholism, child and wife abuse, sexual experimentation, sadism, incest, and finally murder. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. With tape removal mks. to pds o/w Nr. Vg. in vg. sunned pcdw.


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