Many people find it difficult to believe that women are capable of extreme acts of violence, so female killers have often been able to evade the long arm of the law for extended periods of time. Indeed, the concept of the evil wife seems much more shocking than that of the evil husband, perhaps because women are so closely associated with nurture and support in western society. Evil Wives focuses on the most horrible crimes ever committed by women. The author John Marlowe presents a carefully chosen cross-section of history’s deadliest female criminals, whose fascinating life stories are viewed with an unflinching gaze, making for a chilling but engrossing read been able to evade the long arm of the law for extended periods of time. Included are Nancy Kissel who served her investment banker husband a strawberry milkshake laced with drugs, then clubbed him to death with a statutte, Kimberly Hricko who poisoned her husband and set fire to his corpse during a Valentine's Day break intended to rekindle their relationship, and Jane Andrews, former ade to the Duchess of York, who used a kitchen knife and cricket bat to bring her fiance's life to a grisley end. Then there is Nancy "Nannie" Doss, the "Giggling Granny", who knocked off four husbands, her mother, her sister, a grandson and her mother-in-law. Her preferred tool was arsenic. …
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About the Author
John Marlowe is a history and crime writer. A contributor to a number of Canadian and American periodicals, he is the author of The World’s Most Evil Psychopaths and Chambers of Horror. He lives in downtown Montreal.