The Devil's Rooming House by M. William Phelps

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In 1911, Amy Archer-Gilligan was known to her neighbors in Windsor, Connecticut as "Sister Amy." Seemingly a kind, devoutly Christian woman, she took the frail and elderly into her home to live out the rest of their days. In reality, "Sister Amy" was a calculating murderer who poisoned her residents (and two husbands) with a brew of lemonade and arsenic. She is believed to have murdered sixty-six residents during the early twentieth century. M. William Phelps details the story of Amy's greed and deception, which led to her becoming America's most deadly female serial killer. This shocking true tale inspired the play and film Arsenic and Old Lace. Check catalog for availability.

Submitted by Jennifer @ MPL Central

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Thanks Jennifer!!! I'm gonna put this book on hold.

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