International True Crime Bestseller (Amazon, Kobo, iTunes)
People's Book Awards - Kindle Winner January 2013
HALL OF FAME - The Book Awards 2013
Top 10 True Crime Book Awards 2011
HE KILLED OUR JANNY
1984 Janyce Hansen Unsolved Case, Aurora, Colorado
A chilling tale of unspeakable physical and sexual child abuse and a mother’s fatal journey with a very evil man.
The Hansens appeared to be a glamorous family blessed with success. But behind closed doors was a story of drugs, orgies, physical and sexual assault, and constant fear.
"He Killed Our Janny" is a gripping story of child abuse, domestic violence and corruption in the suburbs of Denver, Colorado. Not at all unaware, a son and daughter chronicle the events leading up to the mysterious death of their mother, Janyce Hansen.
This book is the first to explore the mysterious death of Janyce "Janny" Hansen, a former top model from Denver, Colorado. She, along with her husband and children, live in an upscale home in the suburbs. The community sees an affluent, glamorous family. The reality is far different--an abused wife who can't let go; a husband who beats and sexually assaults his adopted children--while running gambling and prostitution businesses from their home.
In the early morning hours of September 21, 1984, Janny's husband returns home to discover her lifeless body in his Mercedes convertible parked in the garage--or so he says. Her family is led to believe she committed suicide. Now, 25 years later, her son and daughter set out to prove she was killed by her husband, a successful real estate developer rumored to have strong ties to city officials and underworld crime. Many believe the investigation into Janny's death was a cover-up--starting with the coroner's office--and that her husband got away with murder. As the siblings' investigation continues, they are led to believe their suspicions are true. Especially since evidence increases almost daily and points to only one killer--their father.
5 STARS! "He Killed Our Janny" evoked so much emotion from me... Book voyeurs who are able to tackle tough subject matter will love this tale.
Kim Cantrell, True Crime Book Reviews a/k/a True Crime Zine
Fueled by the frustration of decades of a criminal cover-up, the siblings go forth to unravel the
truth with their own investigation… The story is told to, and brilliantly put together by bestselling author, Sherrie Lueder… Let's talk literary excellence: on the heels of being awarded 'Best of the Best of 2011 True Crime Book Reviews' is the release of the official He Killed Our Janny trailer. The clip is enthralling. . . . The trailer looks like the book could be really good - and it is. Can't wait for the day I watch it on the big screen.
Fran Briggs, professional speaker, renowned author businesswoman, and educator