A Bitter Brew: Faith, Power, and Poison in a Small New England Town

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Berkley Publishing Group, 2006 - True Crime - 236 pages
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Provides a close-up look at the 2003 arsenic poisoning of members of the Gustaf Adolph Lutheran Church in New Sweden, Maine, a crime that claimed the life of one elderly man and left fifteen others seriously ill, revealing the sinister town secret that lay at the heart of the baffling murder case. Reprint.

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Christine Ellen Young is an award-winning investigative journalist who has worked in both newspaper and television. She has received the coveted Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, the National Headliner Award, the National Clarion Award, and the Edward R. Murrow Award, as well as numerous honors from the Associated Press. She is a cum laude graduate of the University of Southern Maine and lives with her husband, photojournalist John Pertel, and their children.

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