Cover of: Human harvest | Daniel J. Blackburn

Human harvest

the Sacramento murder story

1st ed.

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Published by Knightsbridge Pub. Co. in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

Written by the reporter who knew the murderer best, and who was the only reporter she talked to after her arrest, Human Harvest provides a rare look inside the dark life of a female serial killer, Dorothea Montalvo Puente. She operated a Sacramento, California, boarding home for Social Security recipients -- eight of whom were eventually unearthed from the small but well-manicured lawn around her Victorian home. Author Daniel Blackburn recounts the shocking story of how Puente, a kindly-looking, grandmotherly woman, freely exploited a loophole in Social Security law to accomplish her macabre deeds. Even more disturbing, perhaps, is how -- even after her arrest, conviction and incarceration -- it took the U.S. Congress more than 13 years to close that loophole.

Edition Notes

Genre
Case studies.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
364.1/523/0979454
Library of Congress
HV6534.S16 B57 1990

The Physical Object

Pagination
306 p. :
Number of pages
306

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL2226597M
Internet Archive
humanharvestsacr00blac
ISBN 10
1877961108
LC Control Number
89071630
OCLC/WorldCat
20852887
Library Thing
283110
Goodreads
595907
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