Currently Reading - Black Widow, Carol Baxter

"The true story of Australia's first female serial killer" as it says on the cover, is absolutely fascinating.

From the Blurb:

'Never before in the hundred year history of Australia has a female prisoner become so notorious as Louisa Collins.' - Evening News.

Two inquests, four trials, three hung juries and the executioner...but was Louisa Collins really a husband killer? Was she the callous adulteress, drunkard and liar known as the Botany Bay Murderess and the Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay? Or was this mother of seven a spirited and defiant woman who was punished for breaching society's expectations of womanly behaviour?.

Compelling, freshly told and richly detailed, Black Widow uncovers the truth of a story that challenged the morality, the politics and the notion of law in an Australia on the edge of nationhood...

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