Women Behaving Badly: Cleveland's Most Ferocious Female Killers: An Anthology (Paperback)

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"Bellamy once again masterfully brings to life decades-old tales that won't let you look away." -- Cleveland Magazine

Women who murder . . . why are they so much more fascinating than their male counterparts? For evidence, dip into any of the sixteen strange-but-true tales collected in this anthology by Cleveland's leading historical crime writer. You'll meet:

- Ill-fated Catherine Manz, the "Bad Cinderella" who poisoned her step-sister in revenge for years of mistreatment, then made her getaway wearing her victim's most fetching outfit, a red dress and an enormous feathered hat . . .

- Velma West, the big-city girl who scandalized rural Lake County in the 1920s with her "unnatural passions"--and ended her marriage-made-in-hell with a swift hammer's blow to the skull of her dull husband, Eddie . . .

- Eva Kaber, "Lakewood's Lady Borgia," who, along with her mother and daughter, conspired to dispose of an inconvenient husband with arsenic and knife-wielding hired killers . . .

- Martha Wise, Medina's not-so-merry widow, who poisoned a dozen relatives--including her husband, mother, and brother--because she enjoyed going to funerals . . .

And a cast of other, equally fascinating women who behaved very, very badly. This is wickedly entertaining reading

Product Details
ISBN: 9781598510324
ISBN-10: 1598510320
Publisher: Gray & Company Publishers
Publication Date: September 1st, 2021
Pages: 242
Language: English