YORKSHIRE'S MURDEROUS WOMEN. Two Centuries of Killings

Author: Wade (Stephen)
Year: 2007
Publisher: Wharncliffe
First Edition
Edition Details: 1st edn.
Book Condition: F.
ISBN: 9781845630232
Price: 7.00
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Softcover. The criminal history of Yorkshire has its share of nasty and brutal murders and the majority of these killers have been men. Statistics show that most homicides are men. But the records over the centuries have tales of women killers and in these tales the murders are ofen cases of poisoning. The author has investigated records across the county to find out stories of women in the years between the middle of the 18th century and the mid-20th century who have taken lives through jealousy, hatred or sheer desperation. Some of the tales are sad, meloncholy accounts of infanticide committed in hard times often when women were under terrible stress and suffering from poor health and mental problems. Other stories are about murders that took away an unwanted partner or brought some easy money to the killer's pockets. Beneath the murder stories there are tales of courtroom trials that went wrong and false accusations, along with verdicts that sent women to Van Dieman's Land or to gaol for life. Here are some of the most dramatic stories of women who killed, including Louie Calvert, serial killer, the Beverley case of extreme cruelty on a child; and the Hull wife who wanted her husband out of the way - for good. Illus., An Outline of Relevant Legislation, Sources and Bibliog. + Index. 189pp. 8vo. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate. F.

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