Romance Novelist Arrested for Killing Her Chef Husband at Oregon Culinary Institute


Romance novelist Nancy Crampton-Brophy is known for writing books with unexpected plot twists.

However, no one could have predicted that the most surprising plot twist of all would occur in her real life.

The 68-year-old author, who is known for her sultry novels The Wrong Husband, Hell on the Heart and The Girl Most Likely To, was arrested Wednesday for murdering her 63-year-old husband Daniel C. Brophy, a chef, Portland Police Bureau said in a statement.

Nancy allegedly shot her husband in June at the Oregon Culinary Institute where he worked as a teacher.

“The investigation began on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 8:30 a.m., when Central Precinct officers responded to the report of a shooting with one person injured at the Oregon Culinary Institute, located at 1701 Southwest Jefferson Street,” police continued.

After being called to the scene, officers and medical personnel attempted to revive Daniel but they were too late.

Following Daniel’s murder, Nancy mourned his death on Facebook writing, “For my Facebook friends and family, I have sad news to relate. My husband and best friend, Chef Dan Brody was killed yesterday morning.”

“For those of you who are close to me and feel this deserved a phone call, you are right, but I’m struggling to make sense of everything right now,” Nancy added.