Carol Baxter

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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

Currently Reading - Black Widow, Carol Baxter

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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

Captain Thunderbolt & His Lady

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

He was the gentleman bushranger ... she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt and his lady.

'Bail up!' demanded Captain Thunderbolt before he shouted the bar with the inn keeper's own profits. Driven into banditry by injustice, this colonial Robin Hood, magnificent horseman and skilled bushman was celebrated by his victims as vigorously as he was hunted by the law.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781742372877
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Review - THE PECULIAR CASE OF THE ELECTRIC CONSTABLE, Carol Baxter

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Book Title: 
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781780742434
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable, Carol Baxter

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The electrifying story of a criminal Quaker, a poisoned mistress, and the dawn of the information age in Victorian England.

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The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Quaker forger John Tawell disembarked in Sydney in 1815, none could have imagined that he would become the most historically 'influential' - albeit unwittingly - of Australia's 160,000 convict transportees. Tawell established Australia's first retail pharmacy and built the first Quaker meeting house in New South Wales. He became a rich convict nabob like his colleague Samuel Terry, the Botany Bay Rothschild, however unlike Terry he eventually decided to take his fortune home to England.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781780744032
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year of Publication: 
2014

Carol Baxter

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Baxter, Carol

About the Author

Carol Baxter is a Fellow of the Society of Australian Genealogists and one of the country's leading genealogical researchers. She has published widely in the area of Australian colonial history and is author of the critically acclaimed An Irresistible Temptation: The true story of Jane New and a colonial scandal.