Killer Women - Nigel Cawthorne (Paperback)

Chilling, Dark And Gripping True Crime Stories Of Women Who Kill

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The Disturbing Inside Story of Women Who Are Driven to Kill

Killer Women are the most disturbing yet compelling of all criminals, representing the very darkest side of humanity and subverting the conventional view of women as the weaker sex.

From Elizabeth Bathory, 'The Bloody Countess' whose vampire-like tendencies terrorised sixteenth-century Hungary, to the Moors Murderer Myra Hindley and the Florida Highway Killer Aileen Wuornos, these women transfix us with their extreme ability to commit savage acts of cruelty and depravity.

Most chilling is the fact that many of their victims represent the most vulnerable in society: babies, the ill and infirm, and the elderly. In some cases their methods of disposing of the corpses fall nothing short of ingenious: meet Leonarda Cianciulli, 'The Soap-Maker of Correggio', who used the fat from her victims' bodies to make soap and teacakes to sell to unsuspecting customers. These killers' backgrounds, methods and their crimes are described in forensic and gripping detail.

50 terrifying cases of killer women are brought to life, including:

Elizabeth Bathory 'The Bloody Countess'
Amelia Dyer, The Reading Baby Farmer
Jane Toppan, 'Jolly Jane'
Juana Barraza, The Old Lady Killer
Leonarda Cianciulli, 'The Soap-Maker of Correggio'
Bonnie Parker, 'Bonnie & Clyde'
Rosemary West
Myra Hindley
Aileen Wuornos

Product Details

Barcode
9781786489142
Department
Books
Released
21 Jul 2020
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Nigel Cawthorne
Subtitle
Chilling, Dark and Gripping True Crime Stories of Women Who Kill
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Quercus Publishing
Language
English
Number of Pages
224
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 129mm (170g)

Annotation

The inside story of the 50 most evil female murderers in world history

Summary


The Disturbing Inside Story of Women Who Are Driven to Kill.

From Elizabeth Bathory, 'The Bloody Countess' whose vampire-like tendencies terrorized sixteenth-century Hungary, to the Moors Murderer Myra Hindley and the Florida Highway Killer Aileen Wuornos, these women transfix us with their extreme ability to commit savage acts of cruelty and depravity.

In some cases their methods of disposing of the corpses fall nothing short of ingenious: meet Leonarda Cianciulli, 'The Soap-Maker of Correggio', who used the fat from her victims' bodies to make soap and teacakes to sell to unsuspecting customers. These killers' backgrounds, methods and their crimes are described in forensic and gripping detail.

Killer Women collects the most disturbing yet compelling of all criminals, representing the very darkest side of humanity and subverting the conventional view of women as the weaker sex.

50 terrifying cases of killer women are brought to life, including:
  • Elizabeth Bathory 'The Bloody Countess'
  • Amelia Dyer, The Reading Baby Farmer
  • Jane Toppan, 'Jolly Jane'
  • Juana Barraza, The Old Lady Killer
  • Leonarda Cianciulli, 'The Soap-Maker of Correggio'
  • Bonnie Parker, 'Bonnie & Clyde'
  • Rosemary West
  • Myra Hindley
  • Aileen Wuornos

Non-Fiction

General Subject
True Crime
BISAC Subject 1
Biography & Autobiography / Historical
BISAC Subject 2
Biography & Autobiography / Criminals & Outlaws
BISAC Subject 3
Biography & Autobiography / Women
BISAC Subject 4
Psychology / Forensic Psychology
BISAC Subject 5
True Crime / Murder / Serial Killers
BIC Classification 1
True crime
BIC Classification 2
Criminal or forensic psychology
BIC Classification 3
True crime
Dewey Classification
364.1523082
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)

Author Bio

Nigel Cawthorne is the author of a number of successful true crime and popular history books. His writing has appeared in over 150 newspapers, magazines and partworks - from the Sun to the Financial Times, and from Flatbush Life to The New York Tribune. He lives in London.