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In 1974, Janis Froelich and Linda McLain were young homemakers. Both took temporary jobs with the 57th PGA Championship in Akron, Ohio.

The outcome of this particular PGA Championship at the famed Firestone Country Club is one people still talk about because of the miraculous 16th hole play by Jack Nicklaus. But little known are the murder and mayhem happening behind the scenes preceding the tournament.

Linda is murdered on a freezing February night in 1975.

With 40 years experience as a newspaper reporter, Froelich retraces how this tragedy happened and finds an inspiring finish to a violent case still deemed “shocking” by the defense attorney.

Based on a St. Petersburg Times article, the book version of Froelich’s early years life story also includes an interesting historical footnote about a young Firestone family in St. Petersburg who suffered their own nightmare.

Golf. Murder. Love. And It’s All True.