Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Author of 'How To Murder Your Husband' arrested for murder of husband

Author of 'How To Murder Your Husband' arrested for murder of husband

Daniel Brophy, 63, who was found dead in the Oregon Culinary Institute in Portland, had worked there as a chef for over 10 years.

Trouble ensues. In The Wrong Cop, a woman spends "every day of her marriage fantasizing about killing" her husband. In The Wrong Husband, a woman leaves an abusive spouse by faking her own death.

"Based on information learned during the investigation, detectives believe Nancy L. Crampton-Brophy is the suspect in Daniel C. Brophy's murder", the police statement read.

According to The Oregonian, it provides insight into possible motives for a wife to kill her husband in cold blood. She advised against hiring a hit man to do the dirty work - "an wonderful number of hit men rat you out to the police" - and against hiring a lover.

A 68-year-old romance author in OR who once wrote a novel called "The Wrong Husband" was arrested last week. because she's accused of KILLING her husband back in June. He said that she showed "no emotion" when she revealed to him that the police had named her as a suspect.

Crampton-Brophy pictured right selling her novels which she describes as "romance suspense" with titles like "The Wrong Husband" and "The Wrong Lover".

"Divorce is expensive, and do you really want to split your possessions?" she wrote in a section about financial motives. Please save phone calls for a few days until I can function, ' she added. Colleagues considered him the institute's "resident encyclopedia of knowledge" who had a "creative approach to teaching" and an "offbeat sense of humor,"as they wrote about him in memoriam".

The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that 68-year-old Nancy Crampton Brophy published the 700-word treatise in 2011 on the website See Jane Publish. The Huffington Post also states Nancy's quotes to a blog in 2012 regarding her inclination towards romantic suspense stories.

OR cops were silent on arrest details such as why Crampton-Brophy, 68, was taken into custody only last week for the June shooting.

"I find it is easier to wish people dead than to actually kill them", she noted.

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