The Black Widow

Author(s): Lee-Anne Cartier

NZ Non-Fiction

The infamous Black Widow case shocked the nation. An average-looking suburban housewife carefully staged her husband's 'suicide'. At first it looked like she might get away with murder, but then her sister-in-law, Lee-Anne Cartier, became suspicious and started gathering evidence and presenting it to the police. Unfortunately they didn't believe it was enough to get a conviction and signed the death off as suicide. Lee-Anne then drove the case at the inquest and a finding of 'No proof of suicide' was pivotal in getting the police to reopen the case. Helen Milner, who became known as the Black Widow, was eventually convicted of murder and is now serving out her sentence in Arohata Prison. This book tells how Lee-Anne persevered and put together many strands of information to crack the case wide open. Also available as an eBook.


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"Lee-Anne Cartier solved her brother's murder case. She is a single mother of four, based in Australia. After her fight for justice, and inspired by people she met along the way, Lee-Anne is now studying for a Bachelor of Criminology and Justice at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland. She hopes to eventually work within the criminal justice system to improve the long and stressful journey of other victims."

General Fields

  • : 9780143574309
  • : Penguin Group (NZ)
  • : Penguin Books (NZ)
  • : July 2016
  • : New Zealand
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Lee-Anne Cartier
  • : Paperback
  • : 288