Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search


Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1

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

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

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Kirtland Community College.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

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: print
    188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Charleston, SC : The History Press, 2014.

Content descriptions

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
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 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"--
Search Results Showing Item 1 of 1

Additional Resources