In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer

Stephen Jakobi

 
Date Published :
April 2018
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
15 illustrations
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Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781526709714

Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stockPages : 160
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Overview
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Walk into the darkest side of human behavior. In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer is a forensic investigation into the lives and crimes of four violent female serial killers who were active in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Using original research based on family owned primary sources and government files only recently made available to the public, Stephen Jakobi delves in to the grisly psyche of these infamous murderesses.

Meet Agnes Norman, the most successful known mass killer of her generation, yet who was only convicted of one attempted murder. With Louie Calvert, Stephen launches an investigation into the truth of her unique death cell autobiography, leading to her only known photograph and a third murder victim. Kate Webster committed one of the most notorious murders by a woman in the nineteenth century. Was she also responsible for the early Thames torso murders, a Victorian crime sensation which rivaled Jack the Ripper? Finally, meet the mysterious Mrs Willis, the baby farmer whose last ‘confession’ of her true identity proved false.

About The Author
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After Cambridge, Stephen Jakobi began a career in industry. His strong belief in justice led him to become a solicitor, working in private practice. In 1992 he founded the Human Rights organization Fair Trials International and was adviser to the European institutions on subjects ranging from Guantánamo to the European arrest warrant. He was awarded an OBE in 2005. Author of 'In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer (2017), Misjudged Murderesses is his second book.

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