(From the publisher):
As Madame Fahmy stalked and killed her husband in cold blood at the elegant Savoy Hotel, what thoughts were in her mind. Could Louise Masset have really thought that murder would open the way to a respectable marriage? What led Myra Hindley to participate in the grisly torture and murder of five young children, photographing and tape-recording their death agonies?
In Murderous Women Frank Jones delves into the backgrounds and psyches of fifteen famous and infamous females accused of murder, from Victorian times to the present. Based on his extensive research and actual visits to the sites of the murders, the author has reconstructed the gruesome crimes from beginning to end. Read how too many gangster movies led Betty Jones to embark on a killing spree across the English countryside, and how mother-in-law extraordinaire Gladys Pounds paid $1000 for the execution of her son-in-law. Discover how crazy Christiana Edmunds might have poisoned half a town out of love for her doctor, and why Alma Rattenbury conspired with her 18-year-old chauffeur to murder her husband.
Original title: Murderous Women
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