Author: O'Donnell (Elliott)
Year: 1931
Publisher: Stanley Paul
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: G.
Price: 50.00
Hardback. The author felt that it was fashionable for certain authors to make their male character as odious as possible and their female characters angels in comparison. He decided, in this volume, to publish a few records to prove that vice and cruelty were not exclusively the attributes of the male sex. Chapter headings include : Toffana and other Seventeenth-Century Husband Killers; Some Known and Unknown Bluebeards; Zwanziger the Horrible; Joanna the Cruel and Fair; Madame de Brandenburg; A Scottish Woman Bluebeard; Some American Bluebeards; Gesina Gottfried; The Aubertins and Madame Weiss; Some Women Fiends; Great Poisoning Epidemics; A Bath Bluebeard; Some Irish Women Bluebeards; Fair Devils of Kerry - Found on the Shore; Heads in Pickle; Francesca Klein and Other Present-Day Hungarian Bluebeards; The Murder in the Woods; "Unlucky Seven". Illus. + Index. Includes Errata slip. 286pp. lge. 8vo. h/back. From the library of true crime writer, Wilfred Gregg, with his personal b/plate, plus a Yorkshire L.L. label underneath, tiny label to bpd, browned edges and eps, lightly foxed, sl. shaky sp., lightly marked covers, with wear to head/tail of sp. and corners. G. only. Scarce.


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