Lady Killers

Lady Killers

Deadly Women Throughout History

Book - 2017
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Based on her popular online series that appeared on Jezebel and The Hairpin, the author, in this first book to examine female serial killers through a feminist lens, delves into the cruel and cunning minds of 14 women who, largely forgotten by history, had a penchant for murder and mayhem.
Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial,, [2017]
Edition: First Edition
Description: xvi, 316 pages, [15] pages of notes : illustrations ; 21 cm
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9780062433732
Branch Call Number: 364.1523 Tel
Additional Contributors: Darcy,


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Jun 17, 2019

2017; Harper Perennial/ HarperCollins Canada
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This is a collection true stories of women killers. It is a mix of cases throughout history. I haven't read a lot of true crime books until now, so I am still finding out what is working for me as a reader. Lady Killers was an okay read as it didn't really keep me interested. It read like newspaper articles.

***I received an eARC from EDELWEISS***

Feb 19, 2019

Author sure disproved FBI agent Roy Hazelwood's "There are no female serial killer." here with 13 profiles.
There may be more if in historical records in other countries especially China.

Feb 14, 2018

This book was interesting to me as I’ve heard many stories about female serial killers through watching Investigation Discovery’s “Deadly Women” but have discovered many cases I hadn’t heard of through this book and the facts and fiction gets divided up and analyzed quite well. The author looks at misperceptions and confronts the killers head on in a refreshing and oftentimes entertaining way that keeps you reading along.

LPL_MeredithW Dec 18, 2017

This book was so interesting! In 14 fascinating chapters, Telfer recounts the tale of mostly forgotten female serial killers from medieval Europe right up through twentieth-century Kansas. I listened to this on Hoopla audio and thoroughly enjoyed it (that's not weird, right?).

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