Lyn Riddle

Lyn Riddle is the author of the true crime books Overkill (Pinnacle), Ashes to Ashes (Pinnacle), and Family Blood (Pinnacle). She was born in Georgia but grew up in Hartsdale, New York. Riddle attended the University of Northern Colorado, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism. She started her journalism career as the general assignment reporter at the Rock Springs Daily Rocket-Miner and has worked for such newspapers as The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The New York Times, and The Los Angeles Times. Kensington published her latest work, First We’ll Kill My Husband, the jaw dropping story of the first woman to be sent to Georgia’s Death Row.

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Family Blood: The Murder That Shattered an All-American Home

by Lyn Riddle

Family Blood is the disturbing true story of James D. "Jimmy" Robertson, who brutally slaughtered his own parents in their North Carolina home in 1997.

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First We'll Kill My Husband

by Lyn Riddle

Lyn Riddle returns with an astounding new true story of the only woman on Georgia’s Death Row.  Gulf War Veteran Doug Gissendaner was known for his generosity and consideration, but in First We’ll Kill My Husband, Lyn tells how his own wife plotted his demise.  From the hold Kelly had over a good and decent man to her controversial trial, Riddle captures the manipulations of a woman bent on murder.

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