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My Mother, a Serial Killer - Hazel Baron

My Mother, a Serial Killer

By: Hazel Baron, Janet Fife-Yeomans (As told to)


Published: 19th March 2018
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A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice. Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. Loved everywhere she went, the townsfolk of Wilcannia which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kind and caring. The officers at the local police station looked forward to the scones and cakes the generous Dulcie baked for them and delivered for their morning tea along with her wit and charm. That was one side of her. Only her daughter Hazel saw the real Dulcie. And what she saw terrified her.

Dulcie was in fact a cold calculating killer, who by 1958 had put three men in their graves, one of them the father of her four children, Ted Baron, in one of the most infamous periods of the state's history. She would have got away with it all, had it not been for Hazel.

My Mother, A Serial Killer is a chilling story of a murderous mother and the courageous daughter who put testified against her and put her in jail, and the harshness of life on the fringes of Australian society in the 1950s.

About the Author

Hazel Baron lives in country New South Wales with her husband Bill, the man she married to get away from her mother. They have four children, six grandchildren and have fostered 100 children.

Janet Fife-Yeomans is an award-winning journalist, currently the chief reporter with The Daily Telegraph. She got to know Hazel Baron while writing this story for the newspaper, which was splashed across the front page in April 2016. The more she spoke to Hazel, the more she knew it would make a sensational book. She has written or co-written seven earlier books, including the story of former NSW State Coroner Derrick Hand and a biography of Heath Ledger. She won a Davitt Award for Killing Jodie.


Not all sweet old ladies are what they appear


Injustice in "justice". Brave woman

Regency downs




The best books are real life books,nobody can make that stuff up!!!

fords bridge,N.S.W




Murder and courage all rolled into one in this book. I have long enjoyed reading Janet Fife-Yeomans' various articles in newspapers as she is a very adept and incisive writer. Dulcie Bodsworth was like something out of a freakish nightmare, a woman of no scruples, compassion or thought for her own children, self-centred to the exclusion of all others, using murder to further her own ends. How appalling for her children to have such a mother but the courage of one ended her diabolical run.

Northern Tablelands NSW


Fast great communication


Great book


my mother a serial killer


Mind blowing story. Very well written. I can see why the author has won awards.

Castlemaine Victoria


Love this book very intriging


True story and new sone names in the book



Fantastic read


Great. I read nearly all of it in one night Couldn't put it down Loved it



WOW - unbelievably good!


Absolutely loved it! Just goes to show nature is more powerful than nurture x

NSW, Australia



4.6 8


ISBN: 9781460754528
ISBN-10: 1460754522
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 19th March 2018
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.33