Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest

by Gregg Olsen | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1400097460 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingheartthumperwing of Hutchinson, Kansas USA on 3/30/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingheartthumperwing from Hutchinson, Kansas USA on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

In 1911 two wealthy British heiresses, Claire and Dora Williamson, came to a sanitorium in the forests of the Pacific Northwest to undergo the revolutionary “fasting treatment” of Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. It was supposed to be a holiday for the two sisters. But within a month of arriving at what the locals called Starvation Heights, the women were emaciated shadows of their former selves, waiting for death. They were not the first victims of Linda Hazzard, a quack doctor of extraordinary evil and greed who would stop at nothing short of murder to achieve her ambitions. As their jewelry disappeared and forged bank drafts began transferring their wealth to Hazzard’s accounts, Dora Williamson sent a last desperate plea to a friend in Australia, begging her to save them from the brutal treatments and lonely isolation of Starvation Heights.

In this true story—a haunting saga of medical murder set in an era of steamships and gaslights—Gregg Olsen reveals one of the most unusual and disturbing criminal cases in American history.

Journal Entry 2 by wingheartthumperwing at Wrap It Up Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Journal Entry 3 by dreammer at Batavia, Ohio USA on Tuesday, August 09, 2016
This came home in my wrap it up book box. We will be reading and passing along shortly.

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