Wicked Women of Ohio

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Arcadia Publishing, 2018 - History - 160 pages

Award-winning crime writer Jane Ann Turzillo recounts the stories of Ohio's most notorious vixens, viragoes and villainesses.


The Buckeye State produced its share of wicked women. Tenacious madam Clara Palmer contended with constant police raids during the 1880s and '90s. Only her death could shut the doors of her gilded bordello in Cleveland. Failed actress Mildred Gillars left for Europe right before World War II. Because she fell in love with the wrong man, she wound up peddling Nazi propaganda on the radio as "Axis Sally." Volatile Hester Foster was already doing time at the Ohio State Penitentiary when she bashed in the head of a fellow inmate with a shovel. The sinister Anna Marie Hahn dosed at least five elderly Cincinnati men with arsenic and croton oil and then watched them die in agony while pretending to nurse them back to health.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Hester Foster 1844
27
Jean Maude Lowther 193031
47
Big Liz Carter 1890
61
Martha Wise 1925
99
Clara Palmer 188197
121
Anna Marie Hahn 1937
130
Sources
147
Index
153
About the Author
159
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Jane Ann Turzillo is the Agatha-nominated author of Unsolved Murders & Disappearances in Northeast Ohio and the National Federation of Press Women's award winner for Ohio Train Disasters. Wicked Women of Ohio is her seventh book with The History Press. A full-time author and speaker, she concentrates on true crime and history, and she is a graduate of The University of Akron and a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and the National Federation of Press Women. Visit her website at www.janeturzillo.com or read her blog at http://darkheartedwomen.wordpress.com.

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