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How did Cassie Chaswick purloin $250 million? Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine looks at the Queen of the Con

Feb 2nd, 2023

Queen of the Con. Kent State University PressEllery Queen Mystery Magazine reviews Queen of the Con: From a Spiritualist to the Carnegie Imposter by Thomas Crowl

“Crowl offers an eye-opening and often amusing romp through a more innocent time, when trust was easily earned and just as easily abused. Chadwick’s real name was Elizabeth Bigley and she began stealing and defrauding as a teenager in Canada. She served a prison term for forgery in Ohio and ran a brothel before she married a Cleveland doctor named Chadwick and earned the respectability she needed to launch her audacious swindle.”—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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