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Author Telfer, Tori, author

Title Lady killers : deadly women throughout history / Tori Telfer ; [illustrations by Dame Darcy]

Publication Info. New York : Harper Perennial, c2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Non-Fiction  364.1523 Tel    ---  Available
Edition First edition
Description xvi, 316, 15 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Note Includes interview, Q &A and other extra material
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-316)
Contents The elusive population -- The blood countess : Erzsébet Báthory -- The giggling grandma : Nannie Doss -- The worst woman on earth : Lizzie Halliday -- Devil in the shape of a saint : Elizabeth Ridgeway -- Vipers : Raya and Sakina -- The wretched woman : Mary Ann Cotton -- The tormentor : Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova -- Iceberg Anna : Anna Marie Hahn -- The nightingale : Oum-El-Hassen -- High priestess of the Bluebeard clique : Tillie Klimek -- Sorceress of Kilkenny : Alice Kyteler -- Beautiful throat cutter : Kate Bender -- The angel makers of Nagyrév -- Queen of poisoners : Marie-Madeleine, the Marquise de Brinvilliers
Summary "In 1998, an FBI profiler infamously declared in a homicide conference, 'There are no female serial killers'--but Lady Killers offers fourteen creepy examples to the contrary."--Page 4 of cover
Serial killers are thought to be so universally, overwhelmingly male that in 1998, FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood infamously declared in a homicide conference, "There are no female serial killers." Telfer delves into the reality of female aggression and predation with this compendium of female serial killers and their crimes through the ages
Source Purchased for the Borowitz Collection
Subject Women serial murderers
Serial murderers
Women serial murderers -- Biography
Serial murderers -- Biography
Borowitz Collection
Genre/Form True crime stories. (OCoLC)fst01919985
Biography (OCoLC)fst01423686
True crime stories.
True crime literature.
Added Author Darcy, Dame, 1971- illustrator
ISBN 9780062433732

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