Fighting the Devil - a True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder

This is a true crime story, depicted the way it really happened.



Thursday, March 31, 2011


                              2010 BOOK OF THE YEAR FINALIST
                                      FOREWORD REVIEWS'
                                        "Fighting the Devil"
  A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder

The Award Winning True Crime Story - is available in paperback, hardcover, Kindle, Nook, Smashwords

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jeannie Walker- A Real life Sherlock Holmes

Jeannie Walker - A Real Life Sherlock Holmes

         Murder Mystery Fans Can Help Justice Prevail in Real-Life Cases
 — Since the 19th Century works of Arthur Conran Doyle and Edgar Allen Poe, crime and murder mysteries have evolved as one of the most popular literary genres. Readers enjoy the chance to solve the mystery and see justice served before the final chapter concludes; however, in real life it can take decades to bring a perpetrator to justice, no matter how seemingly obvious his or her guilt.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Author Interview on Page One Literary Newsletter

JeannieWalker:  I grew up in rural Oklahoma and later Texas. Most of the reading and writing I did was in school. Growing up on a farm didn’t leave a lot of time for anything else except tending to farm animals, feeding and watering the chickens, gathering the eggs, milking the cows, and feeding the pigs. Then there was harvest time when the entire family had to pull cotton, combine wheat, and bale hay. Any spare time I got, I spent outside sitting under a big oak tree enjoying nature and reading a good book.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

FIVE STARS given to "Fighting the Devil"

"Fighting the Devil" - A True Story of Consuming Passion, Deadly Poison, and Murder by Jeannie Walker received Five Stars from ForeWord Clarion Reviews.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Excerpt from Fighting the Devil

—excerpt from Fighting the Devil

There was a time when the millionaire rancher, Jerry Sternadel, gave all the orders. No one dared to tell him times were a-changin’. When he discovered in May of 1990 that his wife, Lou Ann, and his bookkeeper, Debbie Baker, had stolen thousands of dollars from him, he demanded the money back by Memorial Day, threatening to have them arrested for embezzlement if they did not. He also told his wife he was going to divorce her.

A week before Memorial Day, Jerry ate lunch with Lou Ann and Debbie as he often did.

Soon after consuming his taco salad, he became violently ill, with nausea, vomiting, and severe diarrhea. He was admitted to the hospital on three different occasions between May 23 and June 12.

Doctors were mystified as to what was causing this otherwise healthy forty-nine-year-old man to become so deathly ill. Jerry did not smoke or drink and he exercised daily. During his final stay in the hospital, toxicology tests showed 4,895 mcg of arsenic in his system. Even while he was a patient in the hospital, the arsenic levels had continued to climb!

Jerry told nurses and anyone within earshot that his wife and bookkeeper were killing him.