“HE KILLED OUR JANNY: ” A Family’s Search for the Truth

“HE KILLED OUR JANNY: ” A Family’s Search for the Truth

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A shocking true story of domestic violence, physical and sexual child abuse, and a mother’s fatal journey with a very evil man.
The People’s Book Awards: Kindle Winner January 2013 and HALL OF FAME; Amazon International Bestseller, and Winner of Top 10 True Crime Book Awards 2011
5 Stars! “This book evoked so much emotion from me… Book voyeurs who are able to tackle tough subject matter will love this tale.” –Kim Cantrell, TCBR
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, her 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 their own investigation continues, they are led to believe their suspicions are true. Especially, since evidence increases almost daily and points to only one killer. [Kindle and paperback editions include family photos and crime scene photos.]

December 16, 2011

“The Hansens appeared to be a glamorous family blessed with success. But behind the closed doors was a story of drugs, orgies, physical and sexual assault, and constant fear.”
“This book evoked so much emotion from me -“

“In her new book author Sherrie Lueder recounts the life of Richard and Jaynce Hansen, as told to her by two of Janyce’s children and Court documents. “He Killed Our Janny” doesn’t read so much like a book, per se, but more like written account of a friend’s story. It was a pleasant change from the textbook-style of many of today’s writers. When I was reading, I didn’t want to stop; when I had to put it down, I couldn’t wait to get back to reading. I wanted to know the ending.”

… “I give honest reviews and anyone who can’t stomach such scenarios needs to be forewarned.”

“But as I said earlier, it’s an interesting read and feels more like a friend telling a story than a book. Book voyeurs who are able to tackle tough subject matter will love “He Killed Our Janny” by Sherrie Lueder.”

BOOK TRAILER: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxImVOihRmCzIvr72yGMJkg?feature=watch

DENVER POST ARTICLE: 10/3/2014 “Aurora family: Model’s suspicious death covered up | Cold Cases — The Denver Post” http://blogs.denverpost.com/coldcases/2014/10/03/aurora-4/9351/

““He Killed Our Janny by Sherrie Lueder is a true crime story that will take your breath away. Who really killed Denver, Colorado top model Janyce “Janny” Hansen? It was on September 21, 1984, when her husband returned to find her body in the car parked in their garage. She’d been murdered! Twenty-five years later, her children undertake the difficult, seemingly impossible challenge to prove that her husband might not be the innocent witness the courts and the media have portrayed him to be. In fact, the man who might have been a victim, given the circumstances, could actually be the perpetrator of the crime that has brought untold suffering to a family riddled with dark secrets.

“Sherrie Lueder’s retelling of this family’s history is masterful… a story you will read with tears in your eyes… will not be able to stop reading… r

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Sherrie Lueder, John Hansen, Jill Hansen Smith


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