(A 90-page True Crime Short with photographs) Over the period of fourteen years, one woman’s children--one only nineteen days old--died suddenly while in her exclusive care. One by one, each child died a quiet and mysterious death while everyone around the woman--friends, family, neighbors, doctors, and police--seemed powerless to stop the killings. She would arrive at funerals, the perfect image of a broken-hearted mother who seemed overwhelmed by inexplicable events. But there were those who believed she had systematically murdered her nine children and then tried to convince others that it was not her, but rather it was some genetic curse on her family. A stunning tale of denial and neglect and murders unsolved, Mom: The Killer is one of the most bizarre and unique cases in the history of American justice.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mark Gado was a detective with the city of New Rochelle Police Department in New York for twenty-nine years as well as a federal agent assigned to a special DEA task force between 1997 and 1999. During that assignment, Gado received the International Award of Honor in New Orleans, LA. He was also named Investigator of the Year in 2000 and received dozens of other awards and special commendations during his career as a police officer.
Gado’s first book, Killer Priest: The Crimes, Trial, and Execution of Father Hans Schmid was published by Praeger in March 2006. Killer Priest is the terrifying true story of the only Catholic priest in U.S. history to be executed for murder. His second book, Death Row Women: Murder, Justice, and the New York Press was also published by Praeger in November 2007.
Gado has been a writer for more than twenty years, and his award-winning work has appeared in numerous publications and on websites, among them Time Warner’s Crime Library.