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  • Published: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9780425270233
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $16.99
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Under Cover of the Night: A True Story of Sex, Greed and Murder


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It was planned to look like a suicide. But even in the best-laid plans, evidence is left behind . . .

It was planned to look like a suicide. But even in the best-laid plans, evidence is left behind . . .

Jocelyn Branham Earnest was found dead on the floor of her living room in Forest, Virginia. By her side was a gun and a suicide note—typed, lacking a signature, and with one fingerprint on it. A fingerprint apparently belonging to Jocelyn's estranged husband . . .

Wesley Earnest was a respected high school administrator, poised to restart his life in a new community. Parents entrusted their children to his care and believed he was above reproach. But the investigation into the life the couple once shared would reveal adultery, troubled finances, and shattered dreams—enough for one man with murder on his mind to travel hundreds of miles . . . Under Cover of the Night.

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  • Pub date: 2 January 2015
  • ISBN: 9780425270233
  • Imprint: Berkley
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $16.99

About the Author

Diane Fanning

Diane Fanning is the author of many true-crime books, including the bestselling Mommy’s Little Girl, A Poisoned Passion, The Pastor’s Wife, Gone Forever and Through the Window. Written in Blood was an Edgar Award finalist. She lives in New Braunfels, Texas.

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