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Gangster Women and Their Criminal World

The History of Gangsters' Molls and Mob Queens

Susan McNicoll

9781398808478
160 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview

"McNicoll has a keen eye for lurid detail, and her narratives moves along with compelling force" - Canadian Book Review Annual

Who were the gangster women who risked everything to stay with the men of the underworld?

This gripping account chronicles the history of gangsters' molls and mob queens, from harbouring criminals to life on the run. Susan McNicoll investigates these intriguing unions from the heady days of the 1930s flapper era and beyond. Had they abandoned everything for love, or did the idea of being with these hardened criminals seem glamorous and exciting?

Covers the life stories of:
• Bonnie Parker, from the infamous Bonnie and Clyde double act
• Virginia Hill, the glamorous girlfriend of Bugsy Siegel who died mysteriously
• Evelyn Frechette, who was charged with harbouring murderous mobster John Dillinger
• Vi Mathis, the partner of Kansas City massacre gunman Verne Miller

With photographs to accompany these shocking tales, Gangster Women is an honest and gritty account of these "gun molls" and their criminal lovers.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The True Criminals series provides gripping exposés on some of the most twisted criminals the world has ever seen. Augmented by chilling photographs, this series provides snapshots into the minds of these villains and their deadly acts.

Author Bio
Susan McNicoll lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Her lifelong love of words and history has been the main focus of her writing career, which began with five years as a reporter for the Ottawa Journal in the 1970s. She is the author of The Opening Act: Canadian Theatre History 1945-1953, Jack the Ripper, British Columbia Murders, Ontario Murders and Toronto Murders. Although her published work to date has been in the non-fiction realm, Susan is currently working on a series of fables based on the four seasons of healing. Visit her at www.susanmcnicoll.com