Dare I Call It Murder? A Memoir of Violent Loss - Larry Edwards

Excerpt: Revelation

"A half-dozen French and American doctors have examined the X-rays," the FBI agent said. "They all came to the same con­clusion: Your sister did not have an accident."

A lump filled my throat and I struggled to breathe.

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Dare I Call It Murder? - A Memoir of Violent Loss - by Larry M Edwards

About the Book

Cold Case - The Untold Story


Larry Edwards unmasks the emotional trauma of violent loss as he ferrets out new facts to get at the truth of how and why his parents were killed.

In 1977, Loren and Joanne "Jody" Edwards left Puget Sound aboard their 53-foot sailboat Spellbound, destined for French Polynesia. Six months later they lay dead aboard their boat in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, with their 20-year-old daughter unconscious and bleeding from head wounds.

The FBI named Larry's younger brother as the prime suspect in its murder investigation. But federal prosecutors never indicted him, leaving the case unresolved.

In Dare I Call It Murder?, Larry deciphers a maze of contradictory witness statements and to tell the untold story and get at the truth of his parents' deaths.

Loren and Joanne Edwards<BR>at their bon voyage party - 1977

Loren and Joanne "Jody"
Edwards at their bon
voyage party, 1977

He also unveils the devastating impact the tragedy had on the survivors, not only at the time but thirty years later when a dispute over how to respond to a true-crime book by Ann Rule — which contained an inaccurate account of the case — ripped the tattered family even farther apart.

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Chapter 16 excerpt
Chapter 28 excerpt
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The Spellbound on Puget Sound, 1976

The Spellbound
on Puget Sound, 1976

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Book Details

  • Publisher: Wigeon Publishing
  • Publication date: July 9, 2013
  • Size, print edition: 6x9
  • Pages: 312
  • Library of Congress Control Number: 2013931818
  • Formats:
    = hardcover; ISBN: 978-0-9859728-2-0; $28.95
    = paperback; ISBN: 978-0-9859728-3-7; $15.95
    = e-book
    - Nook, iBook, iPad, Kobo, et al.; ISBN: 978-0-9859728-6-8; $6.99
    - Kindle; ISBN: 978-0-9896913-2-1; $6.99

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