In 1989 Doctors in Burlington North Carolina were baffled by the mysterious debilitating disease that had struck down fifty five year old Dwight Moore. Day by day his condition inexplicably worsened despite the best efforts of the hospital staff and the gentle misnistrations of his devoted wife Blanche. But the police soon grew supicious of Blanche Taylor Moore the charming and vivacious daughter of a traveling minister...the devout born again Christian who sepnt nearly every waking moment at her ailing husbands bedside. And their investigation would ultimately expose a shocking sordid history of abuse violence and sexual outrage and uncover the well hidden trail of a perfect psychopath who had killed before and was killing again
"Preacher's Girl" by Jim Schutze is a riveting read! It's a solidly written account of
Blanche Taylor Moore of North Carolina, and several men that loved her, including the high price they paid.
It's startling how this woman could dispose of people she no longer felt necessary in her life, and remained oblivious to how they suffered. Most were men whose only crime was loving and trusting her.
This was my favorite kind of book - hard to put down!!!
Excellent true crime!
Kim W. (flip12682) reviewed Preacher's Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore on
Having the distinct "pleasure" of meeting Ms. Moore, during her incarceration, I was extremelly interested in reading this book. After reading the true account, and personally knowing her, it is easy to see how Blanche got away with such a murderous trail. With a voice as sweet as a bird and barely above a whisper...behind this "sweet little lady facade" is a deadly cold and calculated murderer. Great book to read and great insight to a seemlingly harmless woman; even if you do not personally know Blanche or her victims...this books makes for a wonderful read. I would, however, love to see a follow-up of some sort concerning Mr. Dwight Moore...who continued (and to my knowledge) STILL continues to visit Blanche in prison. His life story and his devoutness are inspirational and would make a exhilarating read!
Mary M. (emeraldfire) - , reviewed Preacher's Girl: The Life and Crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore on
Blanche Taylor Moore was a loving wife and mother, a doting grandmother, a born-again Christian. She was also a paragon of Southern womanly virtue whose husband - the Reverend Dwight Moore - was suddenly stricken with an inexplicably violent, wasting disease. As the doctors tried to diagnose the Reverend Moore's illness, the community admired Blanche's concerned care for her husband. She constantly was at the hospital, tending to him with loving care by wiping his brow and making him her delicious peanut butter milkshakes.
I thought this book was extremely interesting; I had never heard of this particular case before, but was drawn in by Mr. Schutze's discussion of Blanche's various crimes and her psychopathy. It was an interesting look at the makings of a psychopath. I give this book an A+!