The Sadist, the Hitman and the Murder of Jane Bashara


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About the Book

“Big Bob” Bashara put on a respectable face. To his friends in Detroit’s affluent suburb of Grosse Pointe, he was a married father of two, Rotary Club President, church usher and soccer dad who organized charity events with his wife, Jane.
To his “slaves,” he was “Master Bob,” a cocaine-snorting slumlord who operated a sex dungeon and had a submissive girlfriend to do his bidding—and he wanted more slaves to serve him. But Bashara knew he couldn’t rule a household of concubines on his income alone. He eyed his wife’s sizable retirement account and formulated a murderous plan.
This meticulous account tells the complete story of the crime, the nationally watched investigation and trials, and the lives affected.

About the Author(s)

George Hunter has covered crime for The Detroit News for more than 20 years, winning several awards for his coverage of the Jane Bashara murder.

Lynn Rosenthal is a Detroit-area freelance writer who has spent two decades in the legal field.

Bibliographic Details

George Hunter and Lynn Rosenthal
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 248
Bibliographic Info: 38 photos, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7270-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3328-2
Imprint: Exposit Books

Table of Contents

Preface 1
1. Another Detroit Homicide 7
2. Meet the Basharas 17
3. Master Bob and His Slaves 34
4. Master Deceiver 55
5. A Deadly Plot 76
6. The Murder of Jane Bashara 84
7. The Awful News 99
8. Lies and Alibis 108
9. Unraveling 126
10. Media Frenzy 147
11. Another Murder Plot 167
12. Criminal Charges 186
13. Trial or Circus? 201
14. Estranged 227
Index 237