The Shooting of Nancy Howard: A Journey Back to Shore

The Shooting of Nancy Howard: A Journey Back to Shore Author Alice Mathews
ISBN-10 1457554607
ISBN-13 9781457554605
Year 2017-04-28
Pages 146
Language English
Publisher Dog Ear Publishing, LLC
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Nancy Howards story combines love betrayal conspiracy suffering and survival with a cast of improbable characters a respected church going husband and his mistress a group of unsavory criminals and a millionaire businessman The story opens with Nancys returning home from a church function on a Saturday night in 2012 and pulling into her garage As she walks toward the door to her house she suddenly faces an attacker who demands her purse and then shoots her in the head Investigation of the shooting first reveals that Nancys husband Frank has been having a three year affair A few days later detectives uncover links between her CPA husband and an unsavory criminal in East Texas Billie Earl Johnson The story becomes increasingly bizarre as evidence surfaces of a murder for hire conspiracy between Billie and Frank known to Billie only by his first name John Alice Mathews is a retired university professor whose research centered primarily on the works of John Milton best known for writing Paradise Lost During her academic career at the University of North Texas Dr Mathews especially enjoyed the opportunity to engage young adults in spirited discussions of theological issues in Miltons works Although she has published academic and feature essays in various publications this is her first book inspired by her friendship with Nancy Howard That friendship was fostered by their common faith and their membership in the First Baptist Church of Carrollton especially in the church choir In addition Alice and Nancy experienced several similar surgeries Nancys resulting from a shooting and Alices from a blow to the face likely linked to the knock out game which was popular several summers ago Mathews and her husband Bill are long time residents of Carrollton Texas a suburb of Dallas They have two adult daughters Allison and Meredith and always at least one cat

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