With One Shot: Family Murder and a Search for Justice

By Dorothy Marcic
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12.17 Hours 03/27/2018 unabridged
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The brutal murder of LaVerne Stordock, a respected family man and former police detective, shocked the residents of his rural Wisconsin community. On the surface, the case seemed closed with the confession of Stordock’s second wife, Suzanne. But the trail of secrets and lies that began with his death did not end with his widow’s conviction. Ever since she was a teenager, Dorothy Marcic was haunted by unresolved questions surrounding the killing of her beloved uncle. Though she led a busy life as a playwright, theatrical producer, and university professor, she couldn’t put her doubts to rest—especially after the conniving Suzanne was released and began cutting a new swath of destructive behavior. In 2014 Marcic embarked on a two-year mission to uncover the truth. She collected and studied court documents, talked to more than sixty people connected to the case, and spent more than fourteen hours interviewing the alleged killer. The more she investigated, the clearer the picture became one of a heartless woman who manipulated her own son and destroyed lives without remorse, of a troubled teenager duped into committing a heinous crime, and of a cover-up that stretched over several decades. In the bestselling tradition of Ann Rule and M. William Phelps, With One Shot weaves a spellbinding tale of unmet justice and the truth behind a shocking family tragedy.

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Summary

Summary

The brutal murder of LaVerne Stordock, a respected family man and former police detective, shocked the residents of his rural Wisconsin community. On the surface, the case seemed closed with the confession of Stordock’s second wife, Suzanne. But the trail of secrets and lies that began with his death did not end with his widow’s conviction.

Ever since she was a teenager, Dorothy Marcic was haunted by unresolved questions surrounding the killing of her beloved uncle. Though she led a busy life as a playwright, theatrical producer, and university professor, she couldn’t put her doubts to rest—especially after the conniving Suzanne was released and began cutting a new swath of destructive behavior.

In 2014 Marcic embarked on a two-year mission to uncover the truth. She collected and studied court documents, talked to more than sixty people connected to the case, and spent more than fourteen hours interviewing the alleged killer. The more she investigated, the clearer the picture became one of a heartless woman who manipulated her own son and destroyed lives without remorse, of a troubled teenager duped into committing a heinous crime, and of a cover-up that stretched over several decades. In the bestselling tradition of Ann Rule and M. William Phelps, With One Shot weaves a spellbinding tale of unmet justice and the truth behind a shocking family tragedy.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The story has plenty of twists as Marcic uncovers shoddy police work and the sordid tale of Suzanne, her five husbands, and the significant amount of money she made off all of them…Readers will enjoy Marcic’s investigation and the picture she paints of Suzanne, a compelling villain.” Booklist

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Author Bio: Dorothy Marcic

Dr. Dorothy Marcic is a playwright whose productions have played in over seventy cities, including over six years of her off-Broadway musical, Sistas, which has also aired on BET. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and a former professor at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Marcic was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Economics, Prague, has three masters and a doctorate, and is the author of more than a dozen books, including the bestsellers Understanding Management and Respect: Women and Popular Music.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/True Crime
Runtime: 12.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English