A Family Cursed: The Kissell Dynasty, a Gilded Fortune and Two Brutal Murders

A Family Cursed: The Kissell Dynasty, a Gilded Fortune and Two Brutal Murders

Paperback St. Martin's True Crime Library

By (author) Kevin F. McMurray

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  • Publisher: St Martin's Press
  • Format: Paperback | 260 pages
  • Dimensions: 108mm x 173mm x 20mm | 141g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 031294201X
  • ISBN 13: 9780312942014
  • Illustrations note: black & white plates
  • Sales rank: 425,866

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As boys, Robert and Andrew Kissel competed and excelled. As men, they made millions--Robert in the Asian markets and Andrew in real estate. But a darkness was chasing the brothers down. In November 2003, Robert was murdered in his posh Hong Kong apartment. Two-and-a-half years later, Andrew was found stabbed to death in his Greenwich Connecticut mansion. Nancy Kissel was charged with murdering her husband Robert, after serving him a milkshake laced with sedatives and then beating him to death with a blunt object. But what happened to Andrew? His marriage was failing, and he faced prison for real estate fraud. Was his death a murder--or suicide? This riveting true story follows the different paths the Kissel brothers took toward the same fate and became

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Kevin F. McMurray is a freelance writer/author whose articles have appeared in "The New York Times," the" Sunday Times" of London, "Outside," "Men's Journal," "Connecticut Magazine," and others. He is the author of "Deep Descent" and" Dark Descent," two historical-adventure books about notorious shipwrecks. He is the author of St. Martin's True Crime titles including "Desire Turned Deadly" and "If You Really Loved Me." Kevin lives in Brewster, New York with his wife and two daughters.

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TWO BROTHERS. TWO MURDERS.As boys, Robert and Andrew Kissel competed and excelled. As men, they made millions--Robert in the Asian markets and Andrew in real estate. But a darkness was chasing the brothers down. In November 2003, Robert was murdered in his posh Hong Kong apartment. Two-and-a-half years later, Andrew was found stabbed to death in his Greenwich Connecticut mansion. A CASE THAT SHOCKED THE NATION. Nancy Kissel was charged with murdering her husband Robert, after serving him a milkshake laced with sedatives and then beating him to death with a blunt object. But what happened to Andrew? His marriage was failing, and he faced prison for real estate fraud. Was his death a murder--or suicide? This riveting true story follows the different paths the Kissel brothers took toward the same fate and became " " "A FAMILY CURSED" * With 8 pages of compelling photographs *