The Countess: A Novel
Title: The Countess: A Novel
Author: Rebecca Johns
1611 Hungary. Countess Erzsébet Báthory (the Blood Countess), being walled into a castle tower as punishment for the murder of dozens of women and girls, begins writing her life story as an exposé of the many betrayals that have brought about this—as she sees it—outrageous and unjust imprisonment.
Was the “Blood Countess” history’s first and perhaps worst female serial killer? Or did her accusers create a violent fiction in order to remove this beautiful, intelligent, ambitious foe from the male-dominated world of Hungarian politics