Leave it to The Ladies
Pictures from the Victorian Era show women in heavy, ornate dresses doing needlework or reading poetry while doting over their perfect children. The reality of these peoples’ lives was usually quite different. In this book we learn that there was a group of women bent on revenge, or seeking to be free from the shackles of marital bondage. Whether it was the rural community of Vischer Ferry, the small mill towns of Waterford, Schuylerville, and Bennington, or even the cities of Troy and Albany, in the Victorian Era, as today, desperate women took dire actions. Leave it to the Ladies follows the story of six women who took matters into their own hands. From a wealthy wife who shoots a woman she thinks was her husband's lover, to the story of a woman's case that reached the Supreme Court, in this, his sixth true crime book, Hollis Palmer shows us his ability to find truly interesting stories and that when women are cornered they can be just as dangerous as men.