Famous Ghost & True Crime
1892 Gaslight Crime Solved3 Books
She Still Haunts the Hotel Today Visiting San Diego? The Beautiful Stranger at the Hotel del Coronado (a U.S. National Landmark) is part of San Diego, U.S., and global history. Through hotel owner John Spreckels, target of an 1892 blackmail plot gone horribly wrong, her story has amazing connections to the doomed monarchy of Hawaii, political power struggles in Washington D.C., and the court of Queen Victoria. The ghost and crime stories are two entirely separate matters. The ghost story is good for thrills & chills. More importantly, the author has solved a 120 year old true crime enigma long mired in ghosts & legendsas always, truth is stranger than fiction.
Beyond Ghosts & True Crime: The really touching part of the story is a universal and human one: of a beautiful and innocent young womana Victorian fallen angelbrought low by a cruel world. It's a classic theme celebrated by the greatest artists of her age, like Thomas Hardy's Tess D'Urberville. In a real Victorian sense, she was an angel come to earth. Her tragic passing was a powerful drama. Lizzie's humanity is as fresh today as over a century ago.