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Gangster Women

Susan McNicoll

9781785991257
240 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited
Overview
Gangsters of the past never looked far enough into the future to do much planning. They stole sufficient money to get by for a short while and then robbed again. Sometimes they wanted to settle down, but most knew their crimes were going to lead to jail or death—and their women knew it too. Life on the run was no picnic, but gangsters' molls chose it over a settled life in suburbia. This book is a history of gangsters' molls and mob queens, and it explains who these women were, where they came from and why they did the things they did.Covers the life stories of Bonnie Parker, Virginia Hill, the glamorous girlfriend of Bugsy Siegel who died mysteriously, Evelyn Frechette, who was charged with harbouring murderous mobster John Dillinger and many others.
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