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1. This Russian countess was known for her brutality towards her servants and their families. One of the richest woman in Moscow, she was accused of killing numerous victims and was eventually arrested in the summer of 1762. What was her name?
2. This Victorian murderer was evil incarnate, taking the lives of hundreds of babies over a 30 year period: her trail brought to light the practice of baby farming in Victorian England. Who was this woman?
3. This woman felt the sharp blade of the guillotine in 1852 after being convicted of killing as many as 36 people over an 18 year period. Who was this woman?
4. This woman committed one of our great cultural taboos: cannibalism. She confessed her guilt only when her son was arrested and accused of the crimes she had committed. Who was this woman?
5. England certainly has its share of Victorian serial killers: this woman born in October 1832, and was known as the Black Widow. It is estimated she killed at least 16 people, but was charged with only one murder - that murder of her step-son. Who was she?
6. This Norwegian serial killer settled in America in 1881: she adopted an American style name to fit in with the community. She committed insurance fraud, and killed upwards of 40 people including her own children and one of her husbands. Can you name this woman?
7. Jolly Jane was the unusual nickname given to this serial killer. A nurse by profession her aim (by her own admission) was to kill as many patients as possible. Beginning her career in 1885, she was arrested on October 29, 1901 and she confessed to killing 33 people. What was her name?
8. Known as the Giggling Nannie, this woman killed at least 11 people mostly from her own family. She was only held accountable for the murder of her fifth husband. Who was this woman?
9. This lady killed for love rather than profit: she demanded devotion from the men in her life, and if they failed her she murdered them and buried them in her cellar. Who was this woman?
10. This woman spent most of her adult life as a housewife in Liege, Belgium, where she opened a dress shop. She poisoned and robbed some of her elderly patrons. Who was this woman?
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