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Publisher Description

A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice. 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 award-winning journalist Janet Fife-Yeomans together with Hazel Baron, My Mother, A Serial Killer 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.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
2018
April 1
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
3.1
MB

Customer Reviews

jlms84 ,

My Mother, A serial killer

Good book for 1.99. Loved the history of the era in Australia. Had to push thru the last 40 pages but again, happy with fair priced books on iBooks

BeaMill ,

Good story, poorly written

This book was good, in theory, but poorly executed. The author’s writing was hard to get through at times, and didn’t flow nicely. I wish another author would have helped Hazel write her story!

GaryQuin ,

A compelling read

I’m amazed that people can retain their humanity and compassion after being exposed to evil.