Fatal Holiday: A True Crime Story, By Judy Gigstad
2009 [ISBN: 1-58107-168-X; 184 pages; 6 x 9 inch; soft cover] $19.95
On November 20, 2001, advertising executive Robert Andrew was murdered in his garage. Bizarre events catapulted the killing into the national media spotlight. Andrew’s estranged wife, Brenda, and James Pavatt soon became suspects.
This true crime book recounts the murder, its effects on the families and on the author as a next door neighbor and witness. Returning home from vacation, the author and her husband discovered evidence in their house that directly implicated their neighbor. Greed, love, adultery, psychological manipulation, forgery and hate provide the story’s compelling ingredients.
Judy Gigstad holds a bachelors degree in Medical Technology from Kansas State University, University of Kansas Medical Center. She is a lifetime Member, KSU Alumni Association and is a member of the Western Writers of America, the Oklahoma Writers Federation, and the Oklahoma City Writers.
She has written numerous articles to include four feature stories for Entertainment News, feature stories for Persimmon Hill Magazine and Kansas Magazine, and numerous reviews for these publications as well as Byline Magazine and The Bookreporter.
She has served as president and board member for numerous civic organizations, School PTA, Bible study leader, Chairman Mobile Meals Foundation. Her family includes a husband, two married sons, three grandchildren, three grand-dogs. She relaxes by playing tennis.