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

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

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Kirtland Community College Library HV 6555 .U52 M346 2014 30775305471097 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781626192577 (paperback)
  • ISBN: 162619257X (paperback)
  • Physical Description: print
    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"--
Subject: Poisoning Michigan Case studies
Murder Michigan Case studies
Women poisoners Michigan Case studies

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Michigan's Strychnine Saint : The Curious Case of Mrs. Mary Mcknight
Michigan's Strychnine Saint : The Curious Case of Mrs. Mary Mcknight
by Buhk, Tobin T.
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Michigan's Strychnine Saint : The Curious Case of Mrs. Mary Mcknight


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.
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