Romance novelist Nancy Crampton Brophy, 68, has been arrested in Beaverton, Oregon for the killing of her husband. The author of “The Wrong Husband” is accused of killing her chef spouse of 27 years after praising him as “Mr. Right” and publicly grieving his murder. Update: Brophy also authored an essay entitled “How To Murder Your Husband.”
Students at the Oregon Culinary Institute found their instructor Daniel Brophy, 63, shot dead in the school on June 2nd.
Crampton Brophy posted a statement on Facebook that read in part “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.”
Her bio includes a short a story of when she was going to marry her future husband:
“I was in the bath. It was a big tub. I expected him to join me and when he was delayed, I called out, ‘Are you coming?’ His answer convinced me he was Mr. Right. ‘Yes, but I’m making hors d’oeuvres.’ Can you imagine spending the rest of your life without a man like that?”