When high school sweethearts Karen and Richard Sharpe married, they shared an interest in medicine, a desire for a family and dreams for the future. For Karen, the dream turned into a nightmare. After years of abuse at the hands of her physician husband, she tried to end their 27-year marriage. Fearing a crushing divorce settlement, Richard ended the marriage first by unloading a .22 rifle into Karen’s chest. The murder revealed more than Boston society was ready for: Richard Sharpe’s compulsive cross-dressing, with a preference for his own daughter’s underwear; his taking of hormones to grow breasts, even stealing his wife’s birth control pills to help the process. But there was more – much more…Illustrated with black and white photographs.
Twisted: John Glatt
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