Michigan's strychnine saint : the curious case of Mrs. Mary McKnight (Book, 2014) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
Michigan's strychnine saint : the curious case of Mrs. Mary McKnight Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Michigan's strychnine saint : the curious case of Mrs. Mary McKnight

Author: Tobin T Buhk; Mary McKnight
Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014.
Series: True crime (History Press (Charleston, S.C.))
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
"The spring of 1903 proved disastrous for the Murphy family. On April 22, the infant Ruth Murphy died in her crib. Within an hour, her mother, Gertrude, experienced a violent spasm before she, too, died. Ten days later, John Murphy followed his wife and child to the grave after suffering from a crippling convulsion. While neighbors whispered about a curse and physicians feared a contagious disease, Kalkaska County
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Popular Work
Case studies
Named Person: Mary McKnight
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tobin T Buhk; Mary McKnight
ISBN: 9781626192577 162619257X
OCLC Number: 866800127
Description: 188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Series Title: True crime (History Press (Charleston, S.C.))
Responsibility: Tobin T. Buhk.

Abstract:

"The spring of 1903 proved disastrous for the Murphy family. On April 22, the infant Ruth Murphy died in her crib. Within an hour, her mother, Gertrude, experienced a violent spasm before she, too, died. Ten days later, John Murphy followed his wife and child to the grave after suffering from a crippling convulsion. While neighbors whispered about a curse and physicians feared a contagious disease, Kalkaska County sheriff John W. Creighton and prosecuting attorney Ernest C. Smith searched for answers. As they probed deeper into the suspicious deaths, they uncovered a wicked web of intrigue. And at the center stood a widow in a black taffeta dress"--

"This is a spell-binding story of a startling crime set against the backdrop of early twentieth-century northwestern Michigan"--

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.