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Cradle of Death

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  51 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Ten Babies. Eight Murders. One Woman to Blame: Their Mother
In March of 1949, a healthy baby boy named Richard Noe entered this world. Thirty-one days later, he left it -- found dead in his parents' bedroom in a working-class Philadelphia neighborhood. Over the next nineteen years, all nine of Marie and Arthur Noe's other children would die -- one stillborn, one in the hosp
Paperback, 236 pages
Published March 15th 2000 by St. Martin's True Crime
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Eva Leger
Feb 13, 2009 Eva Leger rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: true crime readers that don't have weak stomachs
Recommended to Eva by: found in bookstore
Shelves: b-true-crime
John Glatt is an amazing true crime author. He's definitely of the best I've ever read and he has a way about his writing that really manages to suck you into the story.
This is about one woman, Marie Noe, who murdered her babies over a period of almost twenty years.
If I remember correctly a couple of the babies died from natural causes of while they were under the care of someone else. Every other baby, however, died while in Marie's care and they all died before they reached their second birt
♥ Marlene♥
Its been years since I've read this book but I do remember a lot about it which means it was a good read. Wish I had not released it through bookcrossing now. It is a book you want to re-read.
Mar 26, 2009 Jeannie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: true crime buffs
I read this when it first came out and found it horrifying then and thinking of it again now I still feel the same way. It is one of the most riveting true crime stories I have ever read. I actually cried as I read about the beautiful little babies that she killed like nothing, no emotion, all to put herself in the spotlight. I will never understand her and have absolutely no sympathy for a piece of human trash such as that.
Cindy Boss
really good, it did repeat itself a few times toward the end though
Sep 02, 2013 Sue rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: crimen
I just flew through the last quarter of this book. It was mainly about how Marie Noe smothered her 10 infants, but really got exciting when the author began to include other cases and other authors writing and investigating the SIDS theories of the time.
Amelia Osterud
Would have been two stars, but the inclusion of the developing scientific knowledge around SIDS made it a pretty decent true crime read.
Unbelievable. But fascinating.
Cheri Jarvis
Couldn't put it down!
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English-born John Glatt is the author of Lost and Found, Secrets in the Cellar, Playing with Fire, and many other bestselling books of true crime. He has more than 30 years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. Glatt left school at 16 and worked a variety of jobs—including tea boy and messenger—before joining a small weekly newspaper. He freelanced at several English ...more
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