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A Bitter Brew : Faith, Power, and Poison in a Small New England Town
A Bitter Brew Faith Power and Poison in a Small New England Town Author:Christine Ellen Young Who set out to kill the members of the church? — On April 27, 2003, in the hamlet of New Sweden, Maine, Walter Morrill was sipping coffee in the fellowship hall of the Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church. Within 12 hours, the kindly old man was dead. Fifteen other members of the congregation fell gravely ill. Ruled a homicide, the largest crimin... more »al arsenic poisoning in U.S. history spread whispers of fear through this peaceful town.
Which one of their close friends was the murderer?
Panic and suspicion gave way to bizarre accusations of conspiracy, revenge, and blood feuds.
Who was next?
What would unfold in New Sweden was a real-life murder mystery worthy of Agatha Christie-but far stranger than any fiction.« less
This was an awesome book to read. I live in Maine so it is near and dear to my heart. Things like this don't happen around here. I have passed to book off to my Mom because she has been waiting patiently for it. The book was very well written and it kept you on the edge of your seat most of the time. The chapters were very short which makes it easy to read a quick chapter if you only have a few minutes. I would recommend this book.