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Issue Details: First known date: 2013... 2013 Deadly Australian Women
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'Do women kill? Yes they do, but often for very different reasons to men…

'Meet the women who have murdered – they’ve killed children, husbands, lovers, relatives and friends. They include the desperate, the poor, the abused, the sexually betrayed, and the downright callous. In some cases they were motivated by fear of society’s disapproval, in others they acted to save themselves from violence. Among their number were early backyard abortionists like Madame Olga and Madame Harper, poisoners like Maria Marek and Yvonne Fletcher, women who committed infanticide like Keli Lane, women who formed lovers pacts to murder their husbands and women whose troubled lives on the margins like transgendered Eugenia Falleni/Harry Crawford led them almost inevitably to crime.

'In her first, best-selling book, Notorious Australian Women, author Kay Saunders profiled some of the country’s most scandalous women. Here she turns her eye to those who have broken one of society’s most cherished taboos and become both notorious and deadly.... ' (Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    To

    Donald James,

    a brave, lion-hearted man

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: ABC Books , 2013 .
      Extent: 359p.
      ISBN: 9780733332104 (pbk.):) :

Works about this Work

Untitled Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11-12 May 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Deadly Australian Women Kay Saunders , 2013 single work biography
In Short : Non Fiction Steven Carroll , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 33) The Age , 27 April 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of Deadly Australian Women Kay Saunders , 2013 single work biography ; Kitty's War Janet Butler , 2013 single work biography
In Short : Non Fiction Steven Carroll , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 April 2013; (p. 33) The Age , 27 April 2013; (p. 28)

— Review of Deadly Australian Women Kay Saunders , 2013 single work biography ; Kitty's War Janet Butler , 2013 single work biography
Untitled Fran Metcalf , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 11-12 May 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Deadly Australian Women Kay Saunders , 2013 single work biography
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