THE GOLDEN AGE OF POISONS: WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS OF THE19th CENTURY

| January 25, 2014

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THE GOLDEN AGE OF POISONS: WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS OF THE19th CENTURY: (WOMEN WHO KILL)

THE GOLDEN AGE OF POISONS

The 19th Century is often regarded as the heyday of poisoners. 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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