The Woman Who Murdered Babies for Money
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As well as relating the story, the authors explore the circumstances that enabled such crimes to be committed. Unregulated adoption” was a widely acknowledged problem. The Child Protection Act did not yet exist. In Mrs. Dyer's case, though, such shameless profiteering did not, ultimately, go unpunished: the police finally located Mrs. Dyer, kept her under surveillance and then mounted a "sting" operation, using a young woman to pose as a potential customer. Amelia Dyer was arrested when she opened her front door to find two policemen on her doorstep. Finally confessing, she said, "You'll know all mine by the tape around their necks." She was hanged in 1896.
Both married with children, Allison Vale and Allison Rattle are also the co-authors of, among other books, How to Boil a Flamingo, Mothers' Wit, and How to Push a Perambulator.
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