True Crime Uncensored Welcomes
author Diana Britt Franklin
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Diana Britt Franklin has enjoyed a distinguished career as a journalist, public relations executive, and author. Born in England but raised in the United States, she began her career with the New York Herald Tribune. Subsequently, she served in various editorial posts – from reporter and columnist to section editor and managing editor – at two other daily newspapers, the San Antonio (Texas) Light and the Columbus (Ohio)Dispatch. Franklin’s public relations positions included press relations director for Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; and director of public relations for Avis Rent A Car Inc. She presently heads Franklin & Son, a corporate consulting firm in Columbus, Ohio. For 30 years, Franklin wrote “Cookbook Nook,” a syndicated column that Universal Press Syndicate distributed to more than 250 daily newspapers. In recent years, she also has authored or co-authored a dozen books under the name Peter D. Franklin. The Good-bye Door was her first true-crime book. Franklin resides in Ohio.
“Diana Britt Franklin has done a remarkable job of researching the life, death, and crimes of one of America’s most dangerous femme fatales, Anna Marie Hahn, whose deceptively delicate blonde beauty, home cooking and ‘loving care’ led at least a half dozen Ohioans to their graves. Franklin is at her best when she describes justice in the 1930’s, allowing readers to virtually transcend the passage of time. As she describes Anna’s sensational death penalty trial, it’s easy to feel that seventy years have slipped away and you are there. True crime readers will want to read The Good-Bye Door.”
Ann Rule – author of Heart Full of Lies, Worth More Dead and Green River, Running Red.
“Riveting – in the Truman Capote style!”
Philip Lorito – Amazon.com
“You may read a thousand true crime thrillers (but) you’ll never forget this one! ***** Five stars!”
Irena Chalmers – Amazon.com
“Gold Medal Killer plunges readers into the heart of a shocking 1929 scandal involving a respected Ohio State University professor and Olympic champion whose lurid affair with a coed leads to her brutal murder and his execution in the electric chair. As she did so effectively in her award-winning book, The Good-bye Door, author Diana Britt Franklin has again struck gold with a meticulously researched, riveting true account of a crime that rocked the nation.”
Richard W. Carson – author of Murder In The Thumb
“How could a university professor go from the Olympic podium to the electric chair? That journey, as recounted in Gold Medal Killer, is so remarkable, so unexpected, that decades later the story still has the power to shock the reader. Mesmerizing!”
Laura James – trial attorney and crime historian
“Was Ohio State’ s Dr. Snook guilty of the bloody murder of Theora Hix? Of this I have no doubt. However, it is the circumstances of her death and the conflicting accounts of the actions and intentions of this puzzling man that lie at the center of the most important question raised by this case and by this fascinating book. Should Dr. Snook have died in Ohio’s electric chair? You be the judge for a change.”
Judge Teresa L. Liston – Franklin County Municipal Court, ret.