The Angel Makers

The Angel Makers: The True Story of the Most Astonishing Murder Ring in History

Modern & Contemporary Fiction, True Crime
Hardback Published on: 16/03/2023
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The Angel Makers
Gripping, shocking, and well written
The Angel Makers is a fascinating book uncovering one of the largest groups of serial killers ever recorded. Nagyrév, a small Hungarian farming village har... READ MORE
Megan  Metcalfe
The Angel Makers
Atmospheric and Intense; One for Fans of True Crime
The bizarre and fascinating story of the Angel-Makers of Nagyrév suits McCracken's telling of it, as it reads more like historic fiction than non-fiction. ... READ MORE
Alisha at Doncaster


Nagyrev, Hungary, 1929. Over 160 mysterious deaths. A group of local wives conspiring together, and one woman at the centre of it all. In 1929, a dark secret at the heart of a Hungarian farming village was finally exposed. For more than 15 years, Nagyrev had harboured a group of serial killers, one of the largest murder rings ever recorded. They came to be known as The Angel Makers. Led by a sharp-minded midwife known as Auntie Suzy, the local wives brazenly rid themselves of unwanted relatives, spooning doses of arsenic into soup and wine, stirring it into coffee and brandy. Murder was just another chore. Over 160 mysterious deaths later, the unlikely gang of murderesses came to justice in a sensational trial reported the world over. With absorbing detail, Patti McCracken pieces together the lives of Auntie Suzy, her wide network of killers, the unsuspecting victims and the villagers who witnessed it all. The Angel Makers is the utterly gripping account of an almost unbelievable - yet entirely true - moment in crime history.

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008579531
  • Number of pages: 336
  • Weight: 570g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 33 mm

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The Angel Makers
Excellent book! Tells the story of the Hungary murder ring very well and is difficult to put down! Would highly recommend for historical fiction & non fict... READ MORE
Hollie Ennis
The Angel Makers
Engrossing, but somewhat confusing
If presented as a work of fiction it would be deemed too fantastic to be believed, yet this is a true-crime story based on real events that took place in H... READ MORE
Rob O'Driscoll