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Women serial and mass murderers : profiles of 85 killers : worldwide, 1580-1990

Author: Kerry Segrave
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2013, ©1992.
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This volume presents a study of 85 women, focusing on those who have killed at least three people, not including themselves in murder-suicide cases. Though the work is international, emphasis is on the United States during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Excluded are accomplices who, though legally guilty of multiple murders, were in fact passive participants. The life of each killer is examined, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Dictionaries
History
Biography Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry Segrave
ISBN: 0786476176 9780786476176
OCLC Number: 824353781
Notes: "The present work is a reprint of the library bound edition of Women serial and mass murderers : a worldwide reference, 1580 through 1990, first published in 1992 by McFarland."--Title page verso.
Description: vi, 327 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Amy Archer-Gilligan --
Johanna Healy Bacher --
Velma Barfield --
Elizabeth Bathory --
Mrs. Leon Bearce --
Martha Beck --
Marie Becker --
Kate Bender --
Patricia Bolin --
Harjit Kaur Bhuller Brar --
Marie de Brinvilliers --
Inez Campbell --
Patty Cannon --
Opal Juanita Collins --
Patricia Columbo --
Glenda Cooper --
Mary Ann Cotton --
Anna Cunningham --
Lillie May Curtis --
Rachal David --
Nellie Dcyzheski --
Catherine Deshayes --
Nannie Doss --
Amelia Dyer --
Lillian Edwards --
Christine Falling --
Susanna Fazekas --
Elizabeth Fiederer --
Priscilla Ford --
Lafonda Fay Foster and Tina Marie Hickey Powell --
Edna Fuller --
Janie Lou Gibbs --
Sister Godfrida --
Delfina Gonzales and Marie Gonzales --
Gesina Gottfried --
Gwendolyn Graham --
Belle Gunness --
Anna Hahn --
Violet Hultberg --
Mary Jane Jackson --
Marie Jeanneret --
Helene Jegado --
Annie Jones --
Roxanne Jones --
Charlotte Juenemann --
Kathleen King --
Tillie Klimek --
Christa Lehmann --
Anjette Lyles --
Alma May McAninch --
Carol MacDonald --
Sarah Malcolm --
Martha Marek --
Rhona Belle Martin --
Daisy Louisa de Melker --
Elsie Nollen --
Maureen O'Donohue --
Bonnie Parker --
Marie Pasos --
Popova --
Dorothea Montalvo Puente --
Florence Ransom --
Vera Renczi --
Martha Rendall --
Sarah Jane Robinson --
Amelia Sach and Annie Walters --
Antoinette Scieri --
Lydia Sherman --
Mamie Shey Shoaf --
Della Sorenson --
Mariam Soulakiotis --
Hieronyima Spara --
Marybeth Tinning --
La Toffania --
Jane Toppan --
Ruth Urdanivia --
Sophie Ursinus --
Waltraud Wagner --
Marie Walkup --
Margaret Waters --
Jeanne Weber --
Catherine Wilson --
Martha Hasel Wise --
Anna Zwanziger.
Responsibility: Kerry Segrave.

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This volume presents a study of 85 women, focusing on those who have killed at least three people, not including themselves in murder-suicide cases. Though the work is international, emphasis is on the United States during the late 19th and 20th centuries. Excluded are accomplices who, though legally guilty of multiple murders, were in fact passive participants. The life of each killer is examined, as well as descriptions of the murders, the methods, and the trial.

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