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Deadlier Than the Male Scotland's Most Wicked Women by Douglas Skelton

Deadlier Than the Male Scotland's Most Wicked Women


Deadlier Than the Male Scotland's Most Wicked Women by Douglas Skelton

Most killers are men. But never turn your back on a woman. Murder, madness and maliciousness abound in this hangman's dozen of she devils. Culled from over five hundred years of bloody history by crime writer and journalist Douglas Skelton, these pages uncover the mad, the bad and the dangerous to know. - Vengeful Queen Joan, who made her husband's assassins pay a fearful price for their treason. - Beautiful Jean Livingstone, who bravely faced The Maiden after murdering her abusive husband. - Child killers Helen Waldie and Jean Torrance, who sold their victim to anatomists. - Baby farmer Jessie King, who dealt in flesh...and death. - Notorious Sheila Garvie, convicted of assisting in the murder of her husband in one of the most sensational trials of the 1960s. These cases, together with a host of others, prove that women are far from the gentler sex.

About the Author

DOUGLAS SKELTON is the author of five previous books, including Blood on the Thistle: A Casebook of 20th Century Scottish Murder - which was later adapted for the stage by Glasgow's Citizens' Theatre - and (with Lisa Brownlie) Frightener: The Glasgow Ice Cream Wars. He has written extensively on crime for Scottish newspapers and has appeared in a number of television documentaries. He currently edits a weekly newspaper in Ayrshire.

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd June 2003


Douglas Skelton

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Black and White Publishing


192 pages


True crime
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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