Author of ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ Charged With Murdering Her Husband

Romance novelist Nancy Crampton-Brophy

Romance novelist Nancy Crampton-Brophy

The arrest of Crampton-Brophy is playing out like the events of one of her novels in Oregon, US, with the wife seemingly having been utterly distraught when her husband was first found dead.

"After all, if the murder is supposed to set me free, I certainly don't want to spend any time in jail", How to Murder Your Husband continued.

The self-published author also released two books days after the murder titled, The Wrong Husband and Girl Most Likely To.

Novelist Nancy Crampton-Brophy was just arrested for shooting her husband, Daniel Brophy, to death in June of this year. He was an instructor there.

Crampton-Brophy's attorney has been contacted for comment. My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy was killed yesterday morning.

Portland, Oregon-based romance novelist Nancy Crampton-Brophy has written a series of books based on forbidden relationships where "wrong never felt so right".


The Washington Post reports that Crampton-Brophy wrote a post in 2011 entitledHow to Murder Your Husband. While I appreciate all your loving responses, I am overwhelmed. The Huffington Post also states Nancy's quotes to a blog in 2012 regarding her inclination towards romantic suspense stories.

The steamy, sinful plots of Crampton-Brophy's books, along with her on-the-nose treatise about spousal homicide, add a freakish twist to the case.

The steamy, sinful plots of Crampton-Brophy's books, along with her on-the-nose treatise about spousal murder, add a freakish twist to the case. The judge approved a request by prosecutors to seal the court document outlining the case against her. She wrote she would not want to "worry about blood and brains splattered on the wall", or "remembering lies".

She wrote: "I find it is easier to wish people dead than to actually kill them".

The author had expressed her disbelief over the killing of her husband through a Facebook post and had even announced a candlelight vigil at the institute where her husband was shot. "She recalled him saying, "'Yes, but I'm making hors d'oeuvres'.

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