It’s sad to say but for an Author to say he didn’t have time to visit a place, means that research was incomplete. I felt that I could have read a Wikipedia article about Typhoid Mary, but then I would not have gotten Anthony Bourdain take on kitchens (which lent very little to the overall story). Most of the book was relegated to the gentleman who investigated Mary. It was stated that Mary left little written record of herself. But I’m sure though research one could find when she entered the U.S. at minimum. It was interesting, a very quick read, but lacked depth. I’m being generous with 3 stars.