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

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Gregg Olsen

The setting is a forested wilderness in the Northwest, circa 1911. The villain is a tall, egotistical woman doctor with an imposing jawline and a fierce will to dominate others. The victims are two wealthy English sisters, gullible health faddists after … see full wiki

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Author: Gregg Olsen
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
2 reviews about Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder...
review by . May 07, 2013
A mind-blowing true story of a delusional, serial killing quack doctor.
During the turn-of-the-century there were many fads that were in vogue. And while most of them were just harmless egressions from the monotony of day-to-day life, some crazes proved to be lethal. Gregg Olsen's documented crime history of "Dr." Linda Burfield Hazzard is just one fascinating case-in-point. In a time when women were not pursuing careers at the rate they are today, Linda Hazzard was an anomaly for her times; she was aggressive, outspoken, driven, feministic, literate, …
review by . January 28, 2010
During the turn-of-the-century there were many fads that were in vogue. And while most of them were just harmless egressions from the monotony of day-to-day life, some crazes proved to be lethal. Gregg Olsen's documented crime history of "Dr." Linda Burfield Hazzard is just one fascinating case-in-point. In a time when women were not pursuing careers at the rate they are today, Linda Hazzard was an anomaly for her times; she was aggressive, outspoken, driven, feministic, literate, scientific and …
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