Inspired by an actual crime sensationalized in the San Francisco press at the turn of the century, this riveting tale of avarice, degeneration, and death chronicles the demise of an ignorant charlatan and his avaricious wife. A compelling, realistic view of human nature at its most basic level.
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S-L-O-W start, tedious, I had to push myself to read through the entire book. The last 50 to 100 pages were good: there was action, suspense, and a bang-up ending. If rated on the last 50 pp, I'd give this book five stars. If rated on the first 100 pages, I give this book one star.
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