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Murder Is A Family Affair
by Donalie Beltran

CAN EVIL BE INHERITED? FOLLOW ONE FAMILY WHO BELIEVES IT'S POSSIBLE!

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

Murder Is A Family Affair follows 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?

OR IS IT THE BEGINNING?
 

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