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Women Who Kill (Underworld UK) [Kindle Edition]

Vanessa Howard
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

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Every murder is shocking, but few crimes shock society more than when the killer is a woman. There has been an explosion in female violence in the last ten years, and Women Who Kill brings to light some of the most horrific and compelling cases in this disturbing trend.

From the happy-slapping teenage murderer Chelsea O'Mahoney to Heather Stephenson-Snell, the psychotherapist turned Scream-masked psychopath; from Edith McAlinden, butcher queen of Glasgow's 'House of Blood' to the mother of Baby P, women who kill have motives as diverse as the methods of slaying their victims.

Are they victims themselves, or just evil? As society changes, will more and more women feel driven to kill?

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Every murder is shocking, but few crimes shock society more than when the killer is a woman. There has been an explosion in female violence in the last ten years, and Women Who Kill brings to light some of the most horrific and compelling cases in this disturbing trend. From the happy-slapping teenage murderer Chelsea O'Mahoney to Heather Stephenson-Snell, the psychotherapist turned Scream-masked psychopath; from Edith McAlinden, butcher queen of Glasgow's 'House of Blood', to the mother of Baby P, women who kill have motives as diverse as the methods of slaying their victims.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 539 KB
  • Print Length: 281 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1849160244
  • Publisher: Quercus (27 May 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849160244
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849160247
  • ASIN: B0073BHIP4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,005 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting read 1 Feb 2014
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Very interesting book with lots of short harrowing stories, some I had heard of and some were New to me but all were wrote very well brilliant for busy people on the go
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth reading. 1 July 2014
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Very interesting and easy to read, until the last chapter which explores Tracey Connelly and a few others. Ends on a harsh subject. Nonetheless worth reading
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4.0 out of 5 stars Worth the money 21 Mar 2014
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I enjoyed this book. Well put together with some good psychology thrown in. One story happened near me, scary stuff.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not Ann Rule but it passed the time 11 Feb 2014
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Let's get one thing straight - we aren't talking Ann Rule or Kathryn Casey here - though readable enough, this book contains very little inside information about the individuals involved other than what could easily be gleaned from newspaper reports of the crimes, and the analysis is of the level - 'she had a hard life which caused her to commit this terrible crime' etc etc . . Instead there is lots of filler - for example reading about a murder committed in Glasgow, I found myself skimming through several not terribly relevant pages explaining at length that Glasgow has an underclass who live in pretty slummy conditions. If you cut out all this digression - much of which is blindingly obvious - we have a much shorter book.

On the plus side I liked her writing style and I hadn't come across most of the cases she describes which makes a pleasant change. It passed the time and was reasonably good value for money, but it left me wanting more. A couple of these cases deserve to be dealt with in more depth - interviews with people involved, indepth analysis - and we might be talking about a true crime book well worth reading.
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4.0 out of 5 stars grim facts, but thought-provoking 6 Feb 2014
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I expected grim facts; but Vanessa Howard doesn't just describe these dreadful events: she explores the personal backgrounds of these sad women with considerable skill and insight. The dramatic title no doubt helps to sell the book. Interesting and very thought-provoking.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wow 14 Jan 2014
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This was a good book I would highly recommended it. The end did get to me as I have a child of my own and couldn't imagine doing him any harm.
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5.0 out of 5 stars women who kill 9 Jan 2014
By kaz
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Great book didnt want to put it down. Great read all the way through. Some really nasty women in this book.
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