This new and expanded second edition explores the life of the 16th-century "Blood Countess" of Hungary, Erzsébet Báthory. Reputed to be both a vampire and the world's worst female serial killer, she allegedly bathed in the blood of her 650 victims. Based on newly-found source material, translated into English for the first time, this book explores the actual life and trial of Countess Báthory, through letters, documents, and trial transcripts.
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Erzsebet Bathory, the most prolific female serial killer of all time...known for torturing young women and bathing in their blood for the sake of her own vanity. Makes for a great story, right? How much do we really know about this woman? Every book I have read about the Countess has been fiction. That's not to say that fictional accounts written about Erzsebet Bathory have no factual basis; however, these stories rely heavily on the macabre affairs wherein the degree and cruelty of her actions are most often referenced. Who is Erzesebet Bathory? Where did she come from? What was the political atmosphere in Central Europe like when she was growing up? What influenced the woman she became? If you want answers to these questions, Ms. Craft's book is a must read. This book relies on actual letters, documents and trial transcripts to give the reader a more accurate accounting of the events that made Erzsebet Bathory the 'Infamous Lady." This book will most definitely challenge and change what you thought you knew about the Countess and what she was accused of doing. This book completely changed my perception of Erzsebet Bathory, and I highly highly recommend this book to anyone that wants a more factual look into the life and times of this infamous lady.