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Preacher's girl

the life and crimes of Blanche Taylor Moore

1st ed.

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Published by Morrow in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Blanche Taylor Moore was pretty, vivacious, and sexy. Men loved her, and she appeared to love them. Too bad she was so unlucky in love. Man after man fell ill and died, in spite of her devoted nursing. Schutze draws a compelling, chilling portrait of a woman spoon-feeding poison to husbands and lovers who were dying in agony. The book is not only a fine portrait of a madwoman, it is an indictment of the hospitals where the truth was routinely ignored. There are heroes, though, in the detectives who doggedly uncovered the truth and the lawyers who fought to see Blanche convicted. There are also numerous victims, including the sons bilked out of their inheritance after Blanche convinced them that their father wanted her to have his money. Schutze also gives a good feel for the small North Carolina towns where the story unfolded, and he carries the reader through the investigation and trial without ever losing momentum.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.1/523/0975658
Library of Congress
HV6534.B87 S38 1993

The Physical Object

Pagination
320 p. :
Number of pages
320

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1732464M
Internet Archive
preachersgirllif00schu
ISBN 10
0688119344
LC Control Number
92037127
Library Thing
72364
Goodreads
1332930
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