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My Sweet Angel: The True Story of Lacey Spears, the Seemingly Perfect Mother Who Murdered Her Son in Cold Blood




English-born John Glatt is the author of Lost and Found, Secrets in the Cellar, Playing with Fire, and many other bestselling books of true crime. He has more than 30 years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. Glatt left school at 16 and worked a variety of jobs—including tea boy and messenger—before joining a small weekly newspaper. He freelanced at several English newspapers, then in 1981 moved to New York, where he joined the staff for News Limited and freelanced for publications including Newsweek and the New York Post. His first book, a biography of Bill Graham, was published in 1981, and he published For I Have Sinned, his first book of true crime, in 1998. He has appeared on television and radio programs all over the world, including Dateline NBC, Fox News, Current Affair, BBC World, and A&E Biography. He and his wife Gail divide their time between New York City, the Catskill Mountains and London.


On Jan. 21, 2014, Lacey Spears killed her 5-year-old son. Her weapon of choice was a bottle of water, surreptitiously administered against doctor’s orders.

The death of little Garnett in a Westchester County hospital became national news, the tale of a deranged mom driven to kill by a rare mental illness: Munchausen by proxy syndrome.The new book “My Sweet Angel” is the product of author John Glatt’s 18 months researching Spears' life story in almost forensic detail.

Garnett was only in the hospital, fighting for his life, because of a near-lethal dose of sodium slipped into his system through an intravenous feeding tube.

Join me for this heartwrenching interview