Deadly Women of Ontario
Murderous Tales of Deceit and Treachery
Women in Canada frequently got away with murder and escaped the hangman's noose. A few were not so fortunate. The first woman hanged in Upper Canada was Mary Osborn, who was executed for murdering her husband. Her gruesome story and those of seven other deadly women are told in this collection of spine-chilling tales from Ontario.
Crimes of passion, brutal slayings, infanticide, and revenge: here are eight gruesome and often tragic stories of women accused of murder. Many are little known or long forgotten, such as Mary Osborn, the first woman to be hanged in Upper Canada, executed for poisoning her disappointing husband. Read about the crimes and subsequent trials of Mary and seven other women in this collection of dramatic tales drawn from Ontario's colourful history.
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