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"My Husband's Trying to Kill Me!": A True Story of Money, Marriage, and Murderous Intent Hardcover – September, 1992

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Schutze's (The Accountant) grippingly suspenseful true-crime tale details the foiling of a wealthy Texan's plot to have his wife murdered. Real-estate wheeler-dealer Robert Edelman is depicted as an unscrupulous man who was determined to have everything his way; he physically abused his wife, Linda, and terrified their young children with cruel taunts. The man whom he hired to kill Linda subcontracted the murder to a hit man who was actually an undercover FBI agent. The agency set up a sting involving Linda's disappearance and presumed death in order to secure hard evidence against Robert. The sting was almost ruined by Linda's relatives, friends and neighbors, who flocked to her house, which had previously been bugged by Robert. Told with high drama, the tale ends with Robert's trial, conviction and sentencing to 10 years in prison. Photos not seen by PW
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 232 pages
  • Publisher: Harpercollins; 1st edition (September 1992)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060179600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060179601
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.2 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #366,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read a previous book ("Bully") by the Jim Schutze, so I gave this one a chance too. I am a True Crime fan to the core, yet I've found you have to read through a lot of weeds before you get to the roses. This author is a rose, and he once again delivered a book that had me up at 3 a.m. reading.

Robert Edelman is a basic know-it-all rich, arrogant man whose used to getting everything his way. When he doesn't, he becomes angry...very angry. Typical of men like him, he takes his frustrations and anger out on his wife and two children. However, when the wife fights back and files for divorce, he decides she is no longer allowed to live.

The book is pretty fast paced, but Schutze does an excellent job of slowing it down just at the right time, and letting us get to know all the people involved. There wasn't a page in the book that I didn't find interesting.

True Crime fans will enjoy this one for sure. Just be prepared to be extremely angry at a manipulative and disgusting so-called father and husband.
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Jim Schutze's "MY HUSBAND'S TRYING TO KILL ME!" is, perhaps not surprisingly, about a woman, Linda DeSilva Edelman whose husband, Robert Edelman, is trying to kill her. The Edelmans married young without really knowing each other, and during the course of their 20 year marriage Robert proved to be a despicable, controlling and verbally and physically abusive baby; a baby in that he was unable or didn't care enough to control his temper and would have the grown-up equivalent of violent, rolling-on-the-floor temper tantrums. But there was also a component of calculation in the tantrums in that he used them to obtain what he wanted, which was fear and compliance from those around him. Robert was one of those creeps who enjoyed pushing around people like waiters and his employees. And his family.
The Edelmans had two kids who Robert alternately ignored and bullied. Left unexamined is why Linda, a very pretty woman who is depicted as smart, kind, and theatrically talented put up with 20 years of abuse, and the only thought I could come up with was Robert's money.

Robert was a rich as a Dallas builder. And when a separation and had finally occurred and a divorce was in the works, Robert decided to put out a hit on Linda because, though he had plenty of money and didn't care much about the kids, Robert always needed to "win". And in this case that meant getting custody of the kids and not having to pay anything to Linda.

Schutze has written a good, fast paced read here, replete with an intricate and delicate FBI sting operation designed to catch Robert and his hit man in such a way as to hopefully protect Linda and convict the perps.

Schutze is a good professional writer, but some of the writing is illustrative of the common irritants found in true crime.
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This book illustrates an excellent example as to why no one should be expected to stay in abusive relationships regardless of the shining examples set church and family. She knows she should have gotten out sooner, but people like her "just don't get divorced." Was it worth nearly getting killed over? Absolutely not.

The reconstruction of how the children spoke got on my nerve. Children do not speak like that. They just don't, no matter how posh a life they've had. I was a "prize" in a nasty divorce, so I know what it's like to be a child in that situation and let me say from real experience that the author did some strange things.

If anything, My Husband is Trying to Kill Me, is a testament to why abusive relationships are NEVER okay.
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