THE MURDER OF MARY BEAN AND OTHER STORIES BY ELIZABETH A. DE WOLFE

THE MURDER OF MARY BEAN
THE MURDER OF MARY BEAN
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When the winter ice melted in 1850, residents of Saco, Maine, made a gruesome discovery: the body of a young girl submerged in a stream. Thanks to the evidence left at the scene, a local physician was arrested and tried for the death of Mary Bean, the name given to the unidentified young girl. The cause of death was failed abortion. Garnering extensive newspaper coverage, the trial revealed many secrets: A poorly trained doctor, connections to an unsolved murder in New Hampshire, and the true identity of “Mary Bean”—a young Canadian mill worker named Berengera Caswell, missing since the previous winter. The Murder of Mary Bean and Other Stories examines the series of events that led Caswell to become Mary Bean and the intense curiosity and anxiety stimulated by this heavily watched trial. 203 Pgs Paperback