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Mad Madame Lalaurie

The most haunted house in America...
the most ghastly atrocity of an era...

But what really happened?

Finally, a book that delves into the truth behind the legend of Madame Delphine Lalaurie, a woman accused of torture, murder, and atrocities beyond comprehension...

The firemen broke down the doors and found a scene more hellish than the inferno below

On April 10, 1834, firefighters smashed through a padlocked attic door in the burning home of Creole society couple Delphine and Louis Lalaurie. The horrible discovery of chained and mutilated slaves spawned a legend that has endured for over 150 years. But what really happened in the Lalaurie home? Who was "Mad Madame Lalaurie," and what motivated her to commit such ghastly atrocities, if in fact she really did? Historian Victoria Cosner Love and author Lorelei Shannon uncover the truth behind one of New Orleans' most famous stories, and one of America's most haunted houses.

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