Angel Of Death: Dulcie Markham, Australia's most beautiful bad woman
The newspapers called her 'Australia's most beautiful bad woman' and she was deadly to know...
This is the story of 'Pretty' Dulcie Markham, a key figure of the underworld of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, who, according to one crime reporter, 'saw more violence and death than any other woman in Australia's history'. Nicknamed the 'Black Widow' and 'Angel of Death' by the crooks, reporters and police who knew her best, Dulcie's lovers were stabbed and gunned down in the most violent years of Australian crime, the 1920s to the 1950s. Not always by her ...
About the Author
Leigh Straw is Arts Coordinator and Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Notre Dame in Perth. She's passionate about Australian history and enjoys sharing compelling Australian stories with up to 500 students every year. Her interest in Australian crime history developed from when she lived in the Darlinghurst and Surry Hills areas of Sydney.
Published May 2019
235mm x 155mm