Every year, many Australian marriages end in murder…Sometimes these killings follow years of abuse by one party, and at other times they are seemingly out of the blue. Tragic as each case is, it often ends up as just a few paragraphs in the daily newspaper. But this fascinating collection of true crime stories is made up of the most sensational 'marital murders' in our history - from the 19th century right up to the present day. These are the ones that hit the headlines - and continue to fascinate the public years later.
What sort of person turns from loving spouse to killer? As these chilling stories show, there's no one type. It seems that people from every walk of life can cross the line from disaffected spouse to murderer. These riveting tales of include:
- The eminent scientist who cut his wife into small pieces and flushed her down the toilet.
- The housewife who poisoned her husband and children, and then moved on to another family and began poisoning them too.
- The multi-millionaire businessman who had his wife executed as she lay asleep - at his side.
- The "sex goddess" who had her lover's wife murdered - while she was also having an affair with the hitman.