Bernard O'Donnell, Pedigree Books, UK, circa 1959, Softcover.

Black cover blurb:

"Woman" writes the author, "is without parallel when she enters the world of crime," and it is clear from the astounding examples in this book that there is nothing quite so bad as a bad woman. The author describes the careers of a dozen twentieth-century woman of different nationalities whose wickedness seems almost unbelievable. But every case is true.

Mrs Bell Gunness, for instance, murdered over 20 people and was ironically, herself muredered and buried in her own garden cemetary.
Vera Renczi, a Rumanian, killed two husbands, one son and 32 lovers!
Martha Wise poisoned 17 relations.
Maria Becker, a Belgian nurse, killed 11 patients and made five unsuccessful murder atempts in addition. Dr. Zoe Wilson killed six husbands.

These stories are told deliberately matter-of-factly.
It is true these sinister woman all came to a bad end, but the author is not concerned to point a moral. This is an astounding book of absolutely absorbing interest.


This is an original PEDIGREE BOOKS reprint, from a book hitherto available only in its expensive cloth-bound form and priced at 15s net.

Condition: Good. Some minor tinting on cover and pages and a nick on the upper spine and some light creasing.

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