This book features the cases of six London women, each very different in temperament, age and status, who resorted to murder. Their reasons were varied: in the case of the surly maid Kate Webster, sheer temper seems the likely cause; avarice seemed to spur Catherine Wilson to murder an estimated seven times; desperation to pay for the upkeep of her two-year-old son lay behind Sarah Drake's crime; seductive young cook Eliza Fenning was accused of serving poison with her dumplings; evil mistress Elizabeth Brownrigg whipped her servant to death in a home-built dungeon; and finally, the vicious Catherine Hayes persuaded two lovers - one of whom was her own son - to decapitate her husband in an orgy of violence. This fascinating study explores these cases in depth, and reveals whether these women were tragic, misunderstood or just plain wicked.
- Illustratör: black and white 16 Illustrations 8 Plates black and white
- Format: Pocket/Paperback
- ISBN: 9780752493640
- Språk: Engelska
- Antal sidor: 240
- Utgivningsdatum: 2013-06-17
- Förlag: The History Press Ltd