This historical narrative of the Salem witch trials takes its dialogue from actual trial records but applies modern psychiatric knowledge to the witchcraft hysteria. Starkey’s sense of drama also vividly recreates the atmosphere of pity and terror that fostered the evil and suffering of this human tragedy.
About Marion L. Starkey
Marion Lena Starkey was the author of numerous works of history. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Starkey worked as a newspaper editor for the Saugus Herald and taught at the Hampton Institute and at the University of Connecticut at New London.