Mad, Sad, or Bad? Or all three?

Mad Madame Lalaurie: New Orleans's Most Famous Murderess Revealed (True Crime) - Lorelei  Shannon, Victoria Cosner Love

While I did not find the writing dry, the book could have easily been more than what it was. The authors do a somewhat good job at putting forward a possible real story of the famed murderess. The problem is that some of their proof is just as fleeting as the proof for the more sordid stories.

Still, if you are interested in the story, it might be worth reading.