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Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest - Gregg Olsen
Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest
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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... show more
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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781400097463 (1400097460)
ASIN: 1400097460
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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A Tale of Two Pages
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4.0 Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest
This review contains spoilers... Scroll down to read more!Dr. Linda Hazzard fashioned herself as a "specialist of fasting cures." What she really was, was a marketer of death and greed. She took on a facade of caring and devotion to her patients, but very few of them ever lived to tell the tale. Her...
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5.0 Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest
I enjoyed this book so much that I was actually out-of-sorts when I finished it, because it was over.
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