Black Widow

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Review - BLACK WIDOW, Carol Baxter

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Book Title: 
Black Widow
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743315019
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2015

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"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.

Black Widow

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

'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?

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781743315019
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2015

Black Widow

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The first of September was a special day for schoolchildren in Beslan, traditionally celebrated as the 'Day of Knowledge'. But after September 2004 the day would be remembered for all the wrong reasons, when a group of terrorists took hostages at Beslan's School Number One.

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
1920769749
Location: 
Russia
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2006