Madame Lalaurie – Episode #74
Book cover of Madame LaLaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House by Carolyn Morrow Long

Madame LaLaurie, book and cover image both by Carolyn Morrow Long

Madame LaLaurie

On April 10, 1834 a fire broke out at the LaLaurie residence on Royal Street in New Orleans. A crowd assembled, and quickly rushed in. What they found was beyond description.

In this episode we learn about what happened on that day. We’ll also explore the life of the infamous Madame LaLaurie and her gruesome acts.  Join me as I talk with Carolyn Morrow Long, an author who wrote the book Madame LaLaurie, Mistress of the Haunted House.

If you’ve been on a haunted tour of the French Quarter, you undoubtedly stopped in front of the LaLaurie mansion and heard tales of the infamous fire. Today, you’ll learn the truth…

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If you enjoyed the discussion, be sure to check out Carolyn’s book. You can find it online here, or at local bookstores in New Orleans, including Octavia Books and Garden District Book Shop.

Thank You

Thanks to Carolyn for joining me on this episode! She was also gracious enough to invite me to her home in Washington, DC so we could talk in person.

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