Poisoning the Pecks of Grand Rapids: The Scandalous 1916 Murder Plot

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With his boyish good looks, Arthur Warren Waite charmed into marriage the daughter of wealthy Grand Rapids business tycoon John E. Peck in 1916. He then wasted no time executing what he believed to be a flawless scheme to hijack his wife's inheritance. The plot went awry when a mysterious telegram set off a sequence of events that ultimately exposed his immoral ambition to poison all other Peck heirs. Follow Waite's "fingerprints of indiscretion" around Grand Rapids and New York City as author Tobin T. Buhk details this audacious plan of staggering complexity.
ISBN: 9781626196971
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Michigan
Series: True Crime
Images: 42
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
A teacher by day and a crime writer by night, Tobin Buhk began his unique moonlighting when he did a brief stint as a morgue volunteer, which led to his first two books. A love of history and a fascination with crime led to True Crime Michigan, a history of the Great Lake State through its most inglorious moments, and True Crime in the Civil War.
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