The devil's rooming house : the true story of America's deadliest female serial killer / M. William Phelps
Book | Lyons Press | 2010

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Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department 364.152 PHELPS Check Shelf
Bloomfield, Prosser Public Library - Adult Department 364.1523 PHE Check Shelf
Bloomfield, Wintonbury Branch - Adult Department 364.1523 PHE Check Shelf
Burlington Public Library - Adult Department 364.1523 PHE Check Shelf
Canton Public Library - Adult Department 364.1523 PHELPS Check Shelf
Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department 364.152 PHELPS DUE 04-30-20
Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department 364.1523 PHE DUE 04-24-20
East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department 364.1523 PHELPS DUE 09-03-19 Billed
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Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department 364.1523 PHELPS Check Shelf
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Rocky Hill, Cora J. Belden Library - Adult Department 364.152 PHELPS Check Shelf
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Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction 364.1523 PHELPS DUE 12-06-16 Billed
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Description
xv, 303 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-293) and index.
Contents
Note to the reader -- Prologue: Simmering death -- Part 1: Silent Killers -- 1: Matron and the reporter -- 2: Quiet menace -- 3: Silent killers -- 4: Humble beginnings -- 5: Devout Christian -- 6: Left behind -- 7: Bible thumper -- 8: Thousands overcome -- 9: Forecasting the weather is no science -- 10: Biggest boardinghouse in New England -- 11: Cold storage -- 12: Red skies at night -- 13: Beginning of Franklin's end -- Part 2: Investigation & Innovation -- 14: They come and they go -- 15: Death at first sight -- 16: Last good-bye -- 17: Death by marriage -- 18: Sweet little Amy -- 19: Con -- 20: Red falcon -- 21: I can fix that all right -- 22: Wrong victim -- 23: Fit as a fiddle -- 24: Public service -- 25: Too late -- 26: Done to death -- 27: May the curse of God come down on you -- 28: Poison control -- 29: Facts -- 30: Grave robbers -- 31: Motive -- 32: In the dead of night -- 33: Oh, what a beautiful mourning -- 34: Murder factory -- Part 3: Trials & Tribulations -- 35: Changing world -- 36: Greatest success -- 37: Witch of Windsor -- 38: Victory for the vanquished -- 39: Experts -- 40: Dark murder hole -- 41: Drug addict -- 42: One last trick -- 43: Arsenic and old lace -- Epilogue: Whatever happened to Amy? -- Acknowledgments -- Endnotes -- Selected bibliography -- Selected essays & documents -- Index -- About the author.
Summary
Synopsis: A silent, simmering killer terrorized New England in 1911. As a terrible heat wave killed more than 2,000 people, another silent killer began her own murderous spree. "Sister Amy" Archer-Gilligan, who'd opened the Archer Home for Elderly People and Chronic Invalids four years earlier, 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 hit Arsenic and Old Lace.
Local Note
WNDSR--This book is the gift of the Windsor/Windsor Locks Rotary in honor of Al Boehm.
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ISBN
9781599216010 (hardback)
1599216019 (hardback)
9780762770250 (paperback)
0762770252 (paperback)
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