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The most evil women in history

Author: Shelley Klein
Publisher: New York : Barnes & Noble Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book details the lives and careers of fifteen women whose crimes have, at one time or another, stained the pages of history. Patricide, fratricide and, most terrible of all, infanticide; murder under trust; serial murder; sexually motivated killings; murders for gain or to conceal other crimes - all these and others are detailed in this fascinating study of the manifestation of true evil in women over some  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shelley Klein
ISBN: 0760745560 9780760745564
OCLC Number: 53446192
Notes: Previously published: London : Michael O'Mara Books, 2003.
Description: 188, [4] pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Lizzie Borden : the Fall River murders --
Audrey Marie Hilley : secrets and lies --
Valeria Messalina : a Roman Lolita --
Agrippina the Younger : empress of poison --
Tz'u-hsi : the dragon empress --
Catherine the Great : empress of all the Russias --
Queen Ranavalona I : Bloody Mary of Madagascar --
Elena Ceausescu : mother of the fatherland --
Mary Ann Cotton : the black widow --
Marie Noe : an unlucky parent --
Rose West : the house of horror --
Grace Marks : a teenage temptress --
Aileen Carol Wuornos : damsel of death --
Myra Hindley : the face of evil --
Karl Homolka : lovebirds.
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This book details the lives and careers of fifteen women whose crimes have, at one time or another, stained the pages of history. Patricide, fratricide and, most terrible of all, infanticide; murder under trust; serial murder; sexually motivated killings; murders for gain or to conceal other crimes - all these and others are detailed in this fascinating study of the manifestation of true evil in women over some 2,000 years.

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