By William C. Anderson
The girl believed to be America's first woman serial killer got here of age within the not going atmosphere of rural Idaho. simply as not likely used to be the tactic she devised to dispatch her victims.
Even then she may have long past scot-free had it no longer been for the dogged patience of the deputy sheriff of dual Falls, Idaho. Armed with little greater than suspicion, he unearthed (literally) the facts, then trigger on a seek that incorporated a dozen states, plus Mexico and Hawaii.
Her conviction, after a protracted trial, didn't finish the tale: She escaped from legal by way of compromising a trusty, and loved a yr and a 1/2 freedom, within which time she endured to draw males and marry them. while she was once eventually lower back to criminal, she accrued identify was once Lyda Trueblood-Dooley-McHaffie-Lewis-Meyer-Southard-Whitlock-Shaw. The newspapers of that day had their very own names for her, resembling "Lady Bluebeard" and "Lethal Lyda."
This is the improbably tale of her lifestyles and of the dogged efforts of Deputy Sheriff Val Ormsby to dig up the proof that at last positioned her in prison.
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Lady Bluebeard by William C. Anderson