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In a Child's Name

Legacy of a Mother's Murder

In a tragic and shocking story of true crime, Peter Maas gives insight into how the brutal murder of a young wife by her husband sparked a nasty and threatening custody battle between the couple’s families.

In 1984, the infant son of Kenneth and Teresa Taylor was left orphaned after Kenneth brutally murdered Teresa using a dumbbell to crack her skull. In the months that followed, an intoxicatingly traumatic battle for the infant’s custody between Kenneth’s parents and Teresa’s sister would destroy more lives than necessary.

Shedding light on the motivations of a sociopathic killer, Peter Maas shares the gripping story of the Taylor family beginning with the murder of Teresa and progressing through the abduction of their child when the custody case went against the desires of Kenneth, leading to further incriminating actions, even as he was in jail after being convicted of murder.

“A wrenching story with popular appeal.” — Library Journal

Peter Maas is the author of the number one New York Times bestselling title Underboss. His other notable bestsellers include The Valachi Papers, Serpico, Manhunt, and In a Child’s Name. He lives in New York City.

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