MURDERESS A Study of Women Executed in Britain since 1843.

Author: Wilson (Patrick)
Year: 1971
Publisher: Michael Joseph.
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: NrF/Vg+
Price: 15.00
Hardback. The author recounts the crimes of the 68 women executed for murder in England, Scotland and Wales since 1843. Most of them are little known, although some are of as great interest as the constantly retold stories of famous British male killers. Includes the inexplicable case of Sarah Chesham, acquitted of 3 murders and then hanged for attempted murder; the silent death of Mary Leffey, who was either her husband's murderess or his victim. Also includes : Maria Manning, Mary Ann Cotton, Katherine Webster, Mary Eleanor Pearcey, Amelia Elizabeth Dyer, Edith Thompson, Ethel Major, Dorothea Waddingham, Charlotte Bryant, Margaret Allen, Louisa Merrifield, Syllou Christophi, Ruth Ellis + many more. A careful and full study of the woman murderer, what makes her tick and what made her act as she did, or indeed does. As such, it was a unique and valuable contribution to the science of criminology. With Appendix and Sources. 318pp. 8vo. h/back. V. sl. lean to sp. o/w Nr. F. in v.v. sl. sunned Vg+ pcdw.


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