If there’s anyone who’s an expert on the history of whorehouses in Salt Lake City, it’s Jeff Nichols, author of Prostitution, Polygamy, and Power. In the process of writing his book, Nichols followed every lead he could. Where did he find the most information? It all comes down to money and the law. “I discovered the magic of money,” Nichols says. “One of the best involved Christina Turnross suing her sister, Emma, for her share of brothel profits. From that case I could track the sisters, where and how they purchased properties and details about their family.”