There has been a huge increase in violent deaths in Ireland in recent years. While men are more often the killers, there has been a rise in the number of murders committed by women. There is no single reason for this; some of the women featured in More Bloody Women killed for love gone wrong; some as revenge; some in the heat of the moment; some in cold blood. For some women, it was just business.
Among the infamous cases in this book are the “Black Widow”, Catherine Nevin, who set up her husband’s murder in Jack White’s Inn; Linda and Charlotte Mulhall, the “Scissor Sisters”, who killed and dismembered their mother’s violent boyfriend before dumping the remains in a canal; Sharon Collins, who tried to hire a professional assassin to kill her partner; Kelly Noble, who stabbed a friend to death outside a supermarket, and whose own mother was already in prison for killing Kelly’s father; and Lynn Gibbs, who tragically drowned her daughter in a bath because she believed the girl was suffering from anorexia.
David Kiely looks at all of these cases in forensic detail. He also delves into the fascination we have with women killers, and the media circus that surrounds every murder trial involving a woman. More Bloody Women is a chilling book that will shock and disturb.