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 hospital, and the other seven of unexplained causes--none lived longer than fifteen months.
Gaining national sympathy for their unbelievabloe bad luck, the Noes were deemed victims of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). But as the years went on, may people found their SIDS defence a hard pill to swallow -- after all, SIDS is not a hereditary condition. As investigators proved, they found that in each case, the child had died while home alone with Marie Noe.
Finally, in 1999 -- fifty years after her first child died -- septuagenarian Maried Noe pled guilty to killing eight of her ten dead children. Today, she remains at home on probation helping psychiatric experts understand what is perhaps one of the most disturbing and baffling mysteries of all: how and why a mother could kill her own children. In this riveting true crime account, author John Glatt goes behind the headlines and into the heart of this fascinating case to reveal the shocking answers.
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About the Author
English-born John Glatt is the author of more than ten books and has over twenty-five years of experience as an investigative journalist in England and America. He divides his time betweeen New York and London.
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 newspapers, then in 1981 moved to New York, where he joined the staff for News Limited and freelanced for publications including Newsweek and the New York Post. His first book, a biography of Bill Graham, was published in 1981, and he published For I Have Sinned, his first book of true crime, in 1998. He has appeared television and radio programs all over the world, including Dateline NBC, Fox News, Current Affair, BBC World, and A&E Biography. He and his wife Gail divide their time between New York City, the Catskill Mountains and London.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I dont understand this monster of a woman. She should have been neutered like a dog. Whats wrong with her husband.he just turned the other way after each death.he must have a clue. Justice was not served. These parents were huge idiots and their clueless family too.maybe they are dead by now. Lets cheer if they are.
John Glatt did his research well while taking this project on. As both a mother, and a nurse, I'm all too aware that SIDS, as tragic as it can be, rarely strikes a family as often as this one. This mother was alaways alone when her babies died, so why were no red dlags raised? Was her husband that blind, or was he just manipulated by his wife? Only they know that answer. My 1st born was colicky, so I was able to see how a fragile woman, or a woman with post partum depression could "snap", and harm her infant, but kill all her children nearly getting away with serial infant murder? I know I could never understand how the mind works, and could never understand why a mother could kill a baby she carried in her body, and gave birth to. I loved this book, as John Glatt is my favorite true crime author.