The story was first published by The Oregonian
Author of ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering her husband
A romantic suspense novelist who once penned a book “How to Murder Your Husband” has been charged with killing her husband, Dan Brophy. Police in Portland, Oregon arrested Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, last Wednesday.
Dantel Brophy, her 63 year old husband was fatally shot in a kitchen at the Oregon Culinary Institute on June 2, this year. She is the author of romantic suspense novels and, in a 2011 blog post, outlined various motives and methods of killing a husband.
Nancy Crampton-Brophy wrote “The Wrong Husband’, ‘Girl Most Likely To’, ‘Wrong Lover’, ‘Wrong Cop’ and many more
Ore.-based romance novelist wrote books about relationships that were “wrong” but “never felt so right,” often featuring bare-chested men on the cover. In “The Wrong Cop,” she wrote about a woman who “spent every day of her marriage fantasizing about killing” her husband.
In “The Wrong Husband,” a woman tried to flee an abusive husband by faking her death.
And in “How to Murder Your Husband” — an essay — Crampton Brophy wrote about how to get away with it.
The day after her husband’s death, Crampton-Brophy posted an update to Facebook.
“I have sad news to relate. My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy was killed yesterday morning. For those of you who are close to me and feel this deserved a phone call, you are right, but I’m struggling to make sense of everything right now,” she wrote. “While I appreciate all of your loving responses, I am overwhelmed. Please save phone calls for a few days until I can function.”