Black Widow: The True Story of Australia's First Female Serial Killer

Author(s): Carol Baxter

True Crime

Never before in the hundred year history of Australia has a female prisoner become so notorious as Louisa Collins.' - Evening News Two inquests, four trials, three hung juries and the executioner...but was Louisa Collins really a husband killer? Was she the callous adulteress, drunkard and liar known as the Botany Bay Murderess and the Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay? Or was this mother of seven a spirited and defiant woman who was punished for breaching society's expectations of womanly behaviour? Compelling, freshly told and richly detailed, Black Widow uncovers the truth of a story that challenged the morality, the politics and the notion of law in an Australia on the edge of nationhood.


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Carol Baxter is an adjunct lecturer at the University of New England, Fellow of the Society of Genealogists, and the very energetic author of An Irresistible Temptation, Breaking the Bank and Captain Thunderbolt and His Lady.

General Fields

  • : 9781743315019
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : Allen & Unwin
  • : April 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : Australia
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 376
  • : English
  • : 615
  • : Paperback
  • : Carol Baxter