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The Resource Black Widow : the true story of Australia's first female serial killer, Carol Baxter

Black Widow : the true story of Australia's first female serial killer, Carol Baxter

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Black Widow : the true story of Australia's first female serial killer
Title
Black Widow
Title remainder
the true story of Australia's first female serial killer
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Carol Baxter
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Black Widow
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the true story of Australias first female serial killer
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eng
Summary
She was known as 'The Botany Murderess' or 'Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay'. Found guilty of using arsenic to murder both her first and second husbands, Louisa Collins' case immediately became the cause célèbre of Australia. The thought of a woman murdering her husband was bad enough, but doing it twice... Collins was brought to trial three times, only for each of the hung juries to be dismissed. Eventually she was found guilty and sentenced to death at her fourth trial in 1888, the result provoking community outrage and claims of an official vendetta. Louisa Collins was executed in 1889. This is a rich and detailed story told in the way only Carol Baxter can, bringing to life so many of the human aspects of our colonial history
Summary
She was known as 'The Botany Murderess' or 'Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay'. Found guilty of using arsenic to murder both her first and second husbands, Louisa Collins' case immediately became the cause celebre of Australia. The thought of a woman murdering her husband was bad enough, but doing it twice... Collins was brought to trial three times, only for each of the hung juries to be dismissed. Eventually she was found guilty and sentenced to death at her fourth trial in 1888, the result provoking community outrage and claims of an official vendetta. Louisa Collins was executed in 1889
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10446654
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ANL
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Baxter, Carol J
Dewey number
364.1523
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portraits
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Women serial murderers
  • Collins, Louisa
  • Serial murderers
  • Women prisoners
  • Women murderers
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Women serial murderers
  • Biography & True Stories
  • Women poisoners
  • Women murderers
  • True crime stories
  • Serial murders
  • True crime stories
  • Trials (Murder)
  • Serial murders
  • Women serial murderers
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adult
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the true story of Australia's first female serial killer
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Black Widow : the true story of Australia's first female serial killer, Carol Baxter
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-358) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Suspicion -- Part 2. Confusion -- Part 3. Wrathfulness -- Part 4. Retribution -- Part 5. Justification -- Epilogue
Control code
000054424928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781743315019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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portrait
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(OCoLC)904958626
Label
Black Widow : the true story of Australia's first female serial killer, Carol Baxter
Publication
Copyright
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-358) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part 1. Suspicion -- Part 2. Confusion -- Part 3. Wrathfulness -- Part 4. Retribution -- Part 5. Justification -- Epilogue
Control code
000054424928
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
366 pages
Isbn
9781743315019
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)904958626

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