From award winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and the bestselling author of Murder of the Banker's Daughter, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes an gripping new historical true crime short, Missing or Murdered: The Disappearance of Agnes Tufverson.
On Monday, December 4, 1933, attractive New York attorney Agnes Colonia Tufverson, 43, and Ivan Poderjay, 33, a captain in the Yugoslav army, got married at the Little Church Around the Corner in New York City. What promised to be a storybook romance for Agnes with a bright future of travel and adventure turned out to be anything but for the newlywed.
Two weeks after the couple tied the knot and had booked passage on the S.S. Hamburg ocean liner for what was supposed to be a European honeymoon, Agnes Tufverson mysteriously vanished under suspicious circumstances. She was never seen or heard from again.
The chief suspect in her disappearance was her new husband, Ivan Poderjay, who not only turned out to be already married, but had other dark secrets and ulterior motives while courting the single and lonely attorney.
Did he kill her? Dump her at sea? Or had Tufverson simply decided to drop out of the life she knew and never look back? The authorities in several countries wondered the very same thing. Read the spellbinding historical and international true story and decide for yourself.
Included are bonus excerpts from other bestselling true crime tales by the author: Murder at the Pencil Factory, The Sex Slave Murders, and The Amityville Massacre.
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PRAISE FOR TRUE CRIME BOOKS BY R. BARRI FLOWERS
"Selected as one of Suspense Magazine's Best of 2011 books." -- John Raab, CEO/Publisher on The Sex Slave Murders
"A gripping account of the murders committed by husband-and-wife serial killers Gerald and Charlene Gallego." -- Gary C. King, true crime author on The Sex Slave Murders
"Vivid case studies of murder to complement this well researched criminology text." -- Scott Bonn, Ph.D., criminology professor on The Dynamics of Murder
"A model of exposition not to be missed by anyone interested in the annals of American criminal behavior." -- Jim Ingraham, Ph.D., professor emeritus of American Studies at Bryant University on The Pickaxe Killers
"R. Barri Flowers always relates an engrossing story." -- Robert Scott, true crime author on The Sex Slave Murders
"Striking, well-written tales sparkle in this ocean of murder." -- Diane Fanning, true crime author on Masters of True Crime
"Exhaustively researched, each storyteller brings their own unique prose to these pages, creating what will soon become a true crime classic." -- Kevin M. Sullivan, true crime author on Masters of True Crime
"This book should be a mandatory purchase and read for any true-crime buff." -- Steven A. Egger, PhD, associate professor on Masters of True Crime
"Incredible cases, psychopathic killers, unwitting victims, along with the very best writers, make for an exciting, no-holds-barred, soon-to-be true-crime classic." -- Dan Zupansky, host of True Murder on Masters of True Crime
"An indispensable sourcebook for anyone interested in American homicide, from law-enforcement professionals to armchair criminologists." -- Harold Schechter, true crime historian on The Dynamics of Murder