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My mother, a serial killer
My mother, a serial killer
Baron, Hazel2018
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Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. She was loved everywhere she went, and the townsfolk of Wilcannia, which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kind and caring. The officers at the local police station found Dulcie witty and charming, and looked forward to the scones and cakes she generously baked and delivered for their morning tea. That was one side of her. Only her daughter Hazel saw the real Dulcie. And what she saw terrified her. Dulcie was in fact a cold, calculating killer who, by 1958, had put three men in their graves - one of them the father of her four children, Ted Baron - in one of the most infamous periods of the state's history. She would have got away with it all had it not been for Hazel. Written by journalist Janet Fife-Yeomans together with Hazel Baron, this book is both an evocative insight into the harshness of life on the fringes of Australian society in the 1950s, and a chilling story of a murderous mother and the courageous daughter who testified against her and put her in jail.
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My mother, a serial killer / Hazel Baron & Janet Fife-Yeomans.
Sydney, NSW : HarperCollins Publishers, 2018.
239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour) ; 24 cm.
"The shocking true story of a brave daughter, a murderous mother, and a trail of victims" -- cover.
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Sandringham LibraryTrue Crime364.15232 BARIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)
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