Canadian Author of ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ Charged With Murder of Husband

Nancy Crampton Brophy used to be known for her romance-mystery novels. Her particular style involved steamy mysteries with many twists and turns in the plots. Now, the author is known infamously for her own mystery. Brophy has just been charged with the murder of her own husband back in June.




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Chef Daniel Brophy was a respected instructor at the Oregon Culinary Institute before he dies. Peers and students were both shocked and sad to hear of his passing. However, the shock may have come over more so, since Mr. Brophy was found dead in the kitchen area of the institute. 


Now, months after his death, police have charged his widow with the murder and use of an unlawful firearm. Authorities have yet to release what evidence has lead to Mrs. Brophy’s arrest and her motives still remain unclear. 




Nancy Brophy’s Facebook post right after her husbands murder. | Image via



Nancy Crampton Brophy has authored works such as The Wrong Husband, The Wrong Hero and The Wrong Cop. In addition to this, she is also the author of an essay entitled, How to Murder Your Husband, in which she describes how to do so.


Ironically, in her  website biography page, Brophy called her husband “Mr. Right”. Even more cryptic and odd, is this quotation also on her site:


“The old adage is true. Be careful what you wish for, when the gods are truly angry, they grant us our wishes.”



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One of Nancy Brophy’s novels. | Image via People



Currently, Mrs. Brophy is being held at Multnomah County Jail in Oregon until she is scheduled for her court appearance on September 17th. The deceased’s family is still in shock over the  idea of the crime. Our condolences to his friends and loved ones.




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