Novelist who wrote ‘How to Murder Your Husband’ charged with murdering her husband

The romance novelist who wrote the “The Wrong Husband” now stands accused of killing her husband.

The 68-year-old writer, Nancy Crampton-Brophy, is facing charges of murder with a firearm constituting domestic violence, according to the Portland, Oregon district attorney’s office.

Nancy was arrested Wednesday at her home in Beaverton. Her husband, 63-year-old Daniel Brophy, was killed in June.

Students at Oregon Culinary Institute, where Daniel Brophy was a lead instructor, found him shot inside a classroom.

The day after Brophy’s death, Nancy posted a statement on Facebook:

“I have sad news to relate, my husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brophy, was killed yesterday morning. I’m struggling to make sense of everything right now. While I appreciate your loving responses, I am overwhelmed.”

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