Deadly Australian women / Kay Saunders.Publisher: Sydney, NSW : ABC Books, 2013Copyright date: © 2013Description: 359 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cmContent type: still image | text | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780733332104 (paperback) :Other title: Deadly Australian women : stories of the women who broke society's greatest tabooSubject(s): Women murderers | Criminals | Female offenders | Female offenders -- Australia | Female offenders -- Australia -- Biography | Women murderers -- Australia | Criminals -- Australia | Australia | Australian | History (Australasia) | Crime & criminology (Australasia) | Women's studies (Australasia)DDC classification: 364.1523
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"Stories of the women who broke society's greatest taboo"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-355) and index.
Introduction -- 1. Lethal Abortion in the Nineteenth Century -- 2. Lethal Abortion in the Twentieth Century -- 3. Baby Killers in the Nineteenth Century -- 4. Baby Killers in the Twentieth Century -- 5. A Baffling Case : Keli Lane -- 6. The Deadly Baby Farmers -- 7. Child Killers in the Nineteenth Century -- 8. The Wicked Stepmother : Martha Rendall -- 9. Child Killers in the Twentieth Century -- 10. Poisoners of the Nineteenth Century -- 11. The Thallium Killers -- 12. Deadly Manoeuvres in the Nineteenth Century -- 13. Killing of Partners in the Twentieth Century -- 14. Eugenia Falleni, The ‘Man—Woman' Killer -- 16. Deadly Lovers' Pacts in the Nineteenth Century .
Following the success of her first book, NOTORIOUS AUSTRALIAN WOMEN, historian Kay Saunders turns to the women who have killed in Australia - their motivations, their lives, their psychology.
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