Murder Is A Family Affair by Donalie Beltran

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Some stories just have to be told and so it is with the Tuxhorn family.

Murder Is A Family Affairfollows August Tuxhorn to America in the mid 1850s where Charles was born in Illinois. The boy grew up with a beautiful face and a stone heart.

Evil set in motion by his grandfather and then his father, Charles carries on the family’s violent temper and disregard for human life. Did he inherit these traits shared by others? More important, did he pass them on?

Follow their lives and watch the carnage they leave behind. Many lives were lost or destroyed in their wake.

After particularly gruesome murders, Charles Tuxhorn disappeared into thin air. How? Pinkerton looked for him around the world, but couldn’t find him. Where did he go? Is this the last of the evil?


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“Fascinating Part of American History”

Five Star Review on Amazon By Darin Gibby

I have to start off by saying that I’m a nineteenth century history buff, and so I took to this book instantly. Murder is a Family Affair tells the harrowing story of three generations of the Tuxhorn family, the patriarchs of which apparently suffered from mental illness. The tale begins in Prussia, then moves to New Orleans, Illinois and eventually to Kansas. While relating these fascinating tales, the stories are interwoven with major historical events, including the Civil War.

What struck me most was that when I finished, I discovered the stories were true. Instantly, my mind raced back to the tragedies these families experienced, and I felt the pain of the spouses and children who suffered under the hands of their tyrant fathers. This book gives a real sense of what it would be like to live in an abusive family.

I would definitely recommend this book. It reveals a piece of American history that deserves to be told. The book is well written, fast paced and page turning. Three days later, I still find myself thinking about these stories, and hoping they will never be repeated.

About the Author

Donalie lives in the Midwest with her husband and two dogs. She plans on moving to Brownwood, Texas when the time is right.

Owning her own Web and Graphic Design firm for many years, she finally retired to write full time. Writing is her passion and she has her next 6 books outlined. Look for her additional works in the near future.

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