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Michigan's strychnine saint : the curious case of Mrs. Mary McKnight / Tobin T. Buhk.

Buhk, Tobin T. (Author). McKnight, Mary. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kirtland Community College Library HV 6555 .U52 M346 2014 30775305471097 General Collection Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626192577 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 162619257X (paperback)
  • Physical Description: 188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-188).
Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
"This is a spell-binding story of a startling crime set against the backdrop of early twentieth-century northwestern Michigan"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Poisoning > Michigan > Case studies.
Murder > Michigan > Case studies.
Women poisoners > Michigan > Case studies.

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