|Review||Angel of Death: Dulcie Markham, Femme Fatale of the Australian Underworld, Leigh Straw||
|Tuesday, July 14, 2020|
The newspapers called her 'Australia's most beautiful bad woman' and she was deadly to know...
This is the story of 'Pretty' Dulcie Markham, a key figure of the underworld of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, who, according to one crime reporter, 'saw more violence and death than any other woman in Australia's history'. Nicknamed the 'Black Widow' and 'Angel of Death' by the crooks, reporters and police who knew her best, Dulcie's lovers were stabbed and gunned down in the most violent years of Australian crime, the 1920s to the 1950s.
Not always by her ...