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Joyce McKinney and The Case Of The Manacled Mormon

By Anthony Delano

Joyce McKinney was an all-American beauty queen. 

A girl heading for the top. 

Until she fell in love with a straight-laced Mormon missionary. 
She stalked him to England – and kidnapped him.

Then she manacled him to a bed in a remote country cottage — and had her kinky way with him. 

Afterwards, she skipped bail and fled home to America under one of her many exotic aliases before she could be fully tried for what amounted to charges of abduction and serial rape — by a beautiful woman of a helpless, God-fearing man held captive and chained to her love bed.

Combining sex, crime and religion, it was one of the greatest tabloid news stories of all time – and made lurid headlines around the world. 

A pack of the world’s most competitive journalists descended on the story – doing whatever had to be done to get the next twist in a saga that was one of media sensations of the 1970s. 

‘Joyce McKinney And The Case Of The Manacled Mormon’ is the inside story of one of the craziest stunts ever committed — and the even crazier media coverage of the story.

It is a must-read for anyone interested in the media.

Anthony Delano worked for the Daily Mirror as Chief American Correspondent, Chief European Correspondent and Managing Editor .

His books have been widely praised.

‘A Billy Wilder-style comedy of muddle, mistrust, and misplaced zeal.’ – The New York Times

No journalist can afford to miss this cautionary tale.’ – The Times

Available on Amazon  and USA


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