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Book Review: Arsenic and Clam Chowder by James D. Livingston

, by Mystee

Book Description

 August 17, 2010
Recounts the sensational 1896 murder trial of Mary Alice Livingston, who was accused of murdering her mother with an arsenic-laced pail of clam chowder and faced the possibility of becoming the first woman to be executed in New York's new-fangled electric chair.

Product Details

  • File Size: 936 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press (August 17, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003ZYELBC
Rating: 4/5

Review: Ever want to trace back your history? Get to know who your ancestors were? What if you were to find out that one of them was accused of killing her mother? Of having a very heated trial in her time? Of course, you know it all has to be for money. Right? Well, doesn't it?

This book has some of it all, scandal, sex, murder, riches to rags and so much more. The trial and everything surrounding the murder is done so well. You'll feel like you're right there as an observer seeing each thing happen. I absolutely love vivid description.
This is a great story of diving into history to research an ancestor that was perhaps on her way to being the first female to die via electric chair. Like a good court case? Then grab your cup of coffee or tea and kick back with this book -- let it take you back to years and years ago in New York.
I bet you're wondering what happened. Was she the first female in the electric chair? Pick up this book to find out, because I can't tell you. 





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