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The Devil's Rooming House : The True Story of America's Deadliest Female Serial Killer (Hardcover)

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A silent, simmering killer terrorized New England in1911. As a terrible heat wave killed more than 2,000 people, another silent killer used the heat to cover her own killing spree. That year an obituary writer for theHartford Courant noticed a sharp rise in the number of obits for residents of a rooming house in Windsor, Connecticut, and began to suspect who was responsible: Amy Archer-Gilligan, who?d opened Archer Home for Elderly People and Chronic Invalids four years earlier. ?Sister Amy? would be accused of murdering both of her husbands and up to sixty-six of her patients with cocktails of lemonade and arsenic; her story inspired the Broadway hitArsenic and Old Lace.

 

The Devil?s Rooming House is the first book about the life, times, and crimes of America?s most prolific female serial killer. In telling this fascinating story, M. William Phelps also paints a vivid portrait of early-twentieth-century New England.

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Publisher Lyons Pr
Mfg Part# 9781599216010
SKU 211973901
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 1599216019
Release Date 4/1/2010
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