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Britain's mistress storyteller of female perpetrated mayhem and murder

The True Crime writing Queen of Female Serial Killers


Sylvia Perrini is an author, historian, wife and mother to two sons and two daughters. Sylvia, studied history and law at Manchester University and developed a particular interest in women who live outside the common boundaries of society. Sylvia divides her time between the New Forest, Hampshire, UK and the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Here she spends her time reading, writing and painting.

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This was the century when royal poison scandals sent shockwaves throughout Europe. The scandals so rocked France, that Louis XIV in 1662, passed a law stopping the sale of poisonous substances to people other than professionals, and for all purchasers to be registered.

In this short booklet of approximately 9,300 words, best selling author Sylvia Perrini takes a look at some of the most prolific women poisoners of this century, and a look at one woman, who did not use poison, just torture.
Be prepared to be shocked.

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Why do women kill and murder? They are supposed to be the gentler sex, the ones who nurture the babies and support families, keeping the very structure of society in place. Why do some women go wrong? Is it greed, jealousy, power or just plain wickedness?

Women Murderers have been around for centuries. In this short book of approximately 12,500 words best selling author Sylvia Perrini looks at the profiles of eight women who operated in the 18th century.
Prepare to be shocked.

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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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The 20th-century, like the previous centuries, has seen no end of murders by women with poison as their choice of weapon. Furthermore, just like in the previous centuries, the murders have been just as cold and calculating. Those lucky few who have managed to survive an attempted murder by these women have described being poisoned as being equal to being devoured alive.

However, the 20th century has also seen murders committed by women with guns and, in the case of Dana Gray, with physical violence. Dana is a rarity among women serial killers, in both her choice of victim and her hands-on method of using her hands, a cord or rope, and an object with which to batter her victim.

Aileen Wuornos was described in the popular press as the first American woman serial killer. This is totally incorrect. American women serial killers existed long before Aileen Wuornos was even born.
Yet, even after all this time, we are left with the same question: what leads a woman to commit serial murder? In this book, I examine the profiles of twenty-five women serial killers, all of whom acted alone.

I have not included mothers who solely kill their own children as I believe that is a subject that deserves to be written about entirely separately. Even leaving those specific types of Women Serial Killers aside, there are still many women who choose to commit murder again, and again, and again…

Welcome to the world of 20th century women serial killers  

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Welcome to the world of the woman serial killer.

This is a collection of author Sylvia Perrini's four bestseller books;

Women Serial Killers of the 17th Century
Women Murderers of the 18th Century
Women Serial Killers of the 19th Century
Women Serial Killers of the 20th Century

Our society can barely account for evil in males, let alone imagine it in females. The female nests, creates, and nurtures doesn't she or is it that we just want to believe in the intrinsic non-threatening nature of women?

Violence is generally considered the territory of the male. People believe that violence is a masculine trait caused by the hormone testosterone. Men are seen as the cause of violence, and women and children the ones who suffer. Literature through the centuries abounds with the submissiveness of female flesh, its compliant form, its penetrability. The female body gives life itself. Women do not physically dominate, thrust, and swagger. Women create, while men destroy.

A grave misconception is that female serial killers are rare creatures, that they are not very common, a myth perpetuated by both the press and popular media.

Serial killers are not a phenomenon unique to the late twentieth century, nor are they exclusive to America. The case histories of the killers mentioned in these books clearly demonstrate that women serial killers have been active in many countries and for many centuries.

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