Book Reviews of Buried Memories: The Chilling True Story of Betty Lou Beets, the Texas Black Widow

Buried Memories: The Chilling True Story of Betty Lou Beets, the Texas Black Widow
Buried Memories The Chilling True Story of Betty Lou Beets the Texas Black Widow
Author: Irene Pence
ISBN-13: 9780786012633
ISBN-10: 0786012633
Publication Date: 3/1/2001
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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reviewed Buried Memories: The Chilling True Story of Betty Lou Beets, the Texas Black Widow on
This book is about a true life "Black Widow" killer and details her story through several marriages and the solving of her case.
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This black-widow story fell somewhere in the middle for me. The crime(s) themselves were certainly interesting enough. Characterization of Betty Lou Beet's personality seemed on target. And I think many of us have known several women like Betty: charming, opportunistic, cold. Some of the obvious errors she made show that her success in life came mainly from luck and from moving fast and dodging challenges or observations from others who might have more pull than she had. It appears she became bolder and bolder as more of her crime got ignored or she wasn't called to account. A sad story, and told in kind of simplistic terms. There was quite a bit of repetition and the book felt stretched in spots.
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Great Black widow book!
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Another good true crime by Irene Pence.
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Behind her softly sexy facade:
1985 Gun Barrel City, Texas. Police searching for missing Fire Department Captain Jimmy Don Beets dug inside a wishing well in the neatly-tended garden of his wife, 48 year old Betty Lou. Not only did they find his body, but that of Betty Lou's 4th husband, Doyle Wayne Barker. Each had been shot in the head and buried in a sleeping bag. It wasn't long until investigators unearthed the terrible truth............