WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS OF THE 19th CENTURY: The Golden Age Of Poisons (WOMEN WHO KILL)

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF POISONING

The 19th Century is frequently regarded as the heyday of the poisoner. In the beginning to the middle of the nineteenth century, a poisoning panic engrossed the public imagination. In the Times newspaper in England, between 1830 and 1839, fifty-nine cases of murder by poisoning were reported. By the 1840s, the number reported had risen to hundreds. And, of these hundreds of poisonings, sixty percent involved women murderers. In this fascinating book, best selling author Sylvia Perrini, looks at serial women killers around the world in the 19th Century. Nearly all the cases, but not all, involve poisoning.

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