‘How to Murder Your Husband’ author charged with killing partner

A US-BASED romance novelist, who once penned a blog called How to Murder Your Husband has been arrested for allegedly killing her husband.

Nancy Crampton-Brophy, 68, was being held in Oregon on charges of murdering her husband, Daniel Brophy, and unlawful use of a weapon.

Police responded to an emergency call on June 2 at the Oregon Culinary Institute, where Brophy, 63, worked as a chef and found him bleeding in the kitchen. He died at the scene.

The Washington Post reports that Crampton-Brophy wrote a post in 2011 entitledHow to Murder Your Husband.

The since-deleted post offered advice like not using a hitman or a lover to do the deed as they are inclined to “rat you out to the police”.

She also advised against poison as it traceable.

Her other works also dealt with murder.

In The Wrong Husband, a woman tries to leave an abusive spouse by faking her death and in The Wrong Cop she wrote about a woman who “spent every day of her marriage fantasising about killing” her husband.

Crampton-Brophy wrote a Facebook post the day after her husband’s death, saying she was “overwhelmed” and “struggling to make sense of everything”.

Brophy’s mother declined to comment to the Post, other than to say “It’s a big shock”.

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