Jane Simon Ammeson

How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers & Get Away with It

What’s a gal to do when her loaded lover is getting to be a nuisance? Why, just murder him and take all his money, of course. If you want to be fabulously single with tons of cash, just follow the lead of the beautiful and conniving Minnie Wallace Walkup Ketcham, who left a trail of broken hearts, empty wallets, and corpses. Minnie was just 16 when she stood trial in 1885 for the wrongful death of her first husband, a successful businessman and politician almost 40 years her senior. Despite overwhelming witness testimony that the Creole beauty from New Orleans had purchased the arsenic that killed him, Minnie’s own testimony brought the entire courtroom to tears. She was acquitted. Minnie returned to New Orleans with James Walkup’s fortune, life insurance, Civil War pension, and all the expensive clothes she had shipped home before he even died. Minnie still didn’t have enough cash for her liking, so she successfully targeted, seduced, and murdered two more wealthy older men while evading justice in the courtroom (and escaping her lawyer’s fees, too). 

Jane Simon Ammeson

Ever since she started her own newspaper at age eight, selling it to neighbors who had no choice but to subscribe, Jane has loved to write. She’s now upped her game writing about travel, food, history for newspapers, magazines and Websites and is the author of 13 books including the just released true crime book How to Murder Your Wealthy Lovers and Get Away With It: Money & Mayhem in the Gilded Age. She authors a weekly food column for the Herald Palladium and Shelf Life, a book column for the Times of Northwest Indiana, and currently has three Bindu Travel Apps. She also writes for Edible Michiana and other magazines and newspapers as well. A James Beard Foundation judge (we told you she likes food) as well as a member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) and Midwest Travel Journalists Association (MTJA), Jane’s home base is on the shores of Lake Michigan in Southwest Michigan.

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