Among the thirty-four cases covered are: Pamela Smart, a
volunteer at a high school drug awareness program, who urged her
fifteen-year-old lover and his friends to kill her husband; Nancy
Kissel, an expat American in Hong Kong, who served her investment
banker husband a strawberry milkshake laced with drugs, then
clubbed him to death with a statue; and Celeste Beard, whose
husband was disemboweled by her lesbian lover.