By Jake Greenberg / September 13, 2018

Author of Essay About Murdering a Husband Has Been Accused of Murdering Her Husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy self-published the piece in 2011, seven years before her husband's death.

"Book Genre Series:Two words 'Murder Mysteries', intended to be a book genre, picked out on an old and very grungy typewriter. Macro image with differential focus centred on the word 'murder'."
"Book Genre Series:Two words 'Murder Mysteries', intended to be a book genre, picked out on an old and very grungy typewriter. Macro image with differential focus centred on the word 'murder'."

The author behind a 2011 essay entitled, “How to Murder Your Husband,” has been arrested on charges of actually murdering her husband.

The preliminary charge of domestic violence murder has been leveled after Nancy Crampton Brophy’s husband was shot and killed on June 2 in a Portland suburb.

Brophy, 68, who writes romance novels, was married to Daniel Brophy for 27 years. The chef was found dead at the nearby culinary school where he worked.

In “How to Murder Your Husband,” Crampton Brophy wrote, “As a romantic suspense writer, I spend a lot of time thinking about murder and, consequently, about police procedure.” She later added about murder in the essay, “every one of us have it in him/her when pushed far enough.”

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