Three Sisters in Black

The Bizarre True Case of the Bathtub Tragedy
Narrated by: Gabrielle de Cuir
Length: 8 hrs and 31 mins
3.8 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In 1909, a bathtub drowning became one of the most famous and bizarre criminal cases in American history.

On November 29, 1909, police were called to a ramshackle home in East Orange, New Jersey, where they found the emaciated body of 24-year-old Oceana "Ocey" Snead facedown in the bathtub - dead of an apparent suicide by drowning. There was even a note left behind.

But it would not take authorities long to discover that Ocey's death was no suicide. And Ocey's own mother and two aunts were far from the sorrowful caretakers they appeared to be.

In fact, behind the veils of their strange black mourning clothes, they were monsters, having tormented Ocey almost since birth in a sick pattern of both physical and mental abuse, after a lifetime of which the women planned to cash in on poor Ocey's sad and inevitable death.

An Edgar Award finalist, Three Sisters in Black is the true story of a gothic, gaslight nightmare that fascinated, shocked, and baffled the nation - and the disturbed women who almost got away with murder.

©2019 Norman Zierold (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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part of my hometown's histoy

everyone should have a good urban legend in their hometown. this was ours in Christiansburg, Virginia

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Should be a shorter book

The story was too long and drawn out and could have been told in a couple of hours at most.

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Bizarre case

This was enjoyable for the subject matter. If you don't like true crime or are just dipping your toe in, you might not like this. It was certainly a strange case.

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Dry.

Do not enjoy the readers voice at all,would not recommend to anyone!Read the book yourself.

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  • Tamy R. McDonald
  • 02-01-20

a mystifying all accounts story

this story kept me hooked to the end and yet still I find myself trying to figure out if anyone was actually guilty or if it were a plot for money. a must read for anyone who enjoys a gripping mystery