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Tuesday Candy: Mariel Clayton and her Deadly Dolls

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Another recent find in the field of fantastical photography is Mariel Clayton; self-taught artist, self-proclaimed anti-feminist and armed with a sinister sense of humour. Sure, we all played wicked games with our dolls but this is Barbie like you’ve never seen her before! “Behind the vacuous perpetual lipsticked-smile and soulless eyes lurks the black heart […]

Wicked Wednesday: Belle Gunnes in Music

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

Belle Gunness and her eccentric hobbies has caught the imagination of many artists. She has starred in movies, books and songs over the last hundred years. Below is a popular folk song about the Mistress of Murder Hill:

Wicked Wednesday: Trail’s End by Bonnie Parker

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Gangster Princess Bonnie Parker was born in Texas in 1910 and died twenty four years later. In 1930 she met her male counterpart, Clyde Barrow, and together with their accomplices; “The Barrow Gang”, they went on a robbing and killing spree through several states. They were among the first criminal celebrities, and the police’s inability […]

Wicked Wednesday: Katie Bender, Medium Macabre of the Prairie

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Katie Bender was a very beautiful woman with dark auburn hair and blue-grey eyes. She was lively, charismatic and engaging – and she loved to flirt. She could also see dead people and cure everything from dumbness to blindness, according to her own adverts:

Wicked Wednesday: Lady of the 13 Corsets

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

In a perplexing case from Germany, early 19th century, the well-liked, kind and religious widow Gesche Gottfried was convicted of fifteen arsenic murders (and suspected of fifteen more). Among the victims were her parents, two husbands, one fiancé and all of her children. Though the widow could remember when she killed them, where they sat, what dish […]

Wicked Wednesday: Searching for Belle Gunnes

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

It was a fine day in October:  the sun was high, the sky was blue – and Belladonna Publishing climbed the steep path leading up to the long gone miniscule farm called Størsetjarde, where notorious arch killer Belle Gunnes was born and raised.   The young Belle Gunnes The search began the same day with […]

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