Presented with tongue firmly in cheek, Neglected Murderesses features delightfully wicked specimens of “the fairer sex” whose homicidal acts have faded into obscurity, including bowler-turned-basher Miss Q. P. Urkheimer and crochet-hook skewerer Mrs. Daisy Sallow.
If not for the sleuthing of Edward Gorey, whose fearless rehabilitation of better-known murderers such as Dracula, the Wuggly Ump, and the malfeasants presented in PBS’s Mystery! earned the admiration of countless law-abiding citizens, we might have gone to our graves without a proper appreciation of the important part women have played in the history of homicide.
Contains five each of the following notecards:
- Mrs. Daisy Sallow eviscerated her daughter-in-law with a No. 7 hook, afterwards crocheting, over the course of three evenings, her shroud in a snowflake pattern (1921).
- Miss Q. P. Urkheimer brained her fiancé after failing to pick up an easy spare at Glover’s Lanes, Poxville, Kansas, 1936.
- Miss Emily Toastwater smothered her father after evening prayers, London S.W.7 (1916).
- Natasha Batti-Loupstein pulverized a paste necklace and sprinkled it over a tray of canapés, Villa Libellule, Nice, 1923.
- 20 blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box
- Printed on recycled paper
- Box size: 5.375 x 7.375 x 1.5 in.
- Card size: 5 x 7 in.
- ISBN 9780764979866
- ITEM 0341