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Lady Killers - Deadly Women Throughout History Tori Telfer

Lady Killers - Deadly Women Throughout History By Tori Telfer

Lady Killers - Deadly Women Throughout History by Tori Telfer


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Lady Killers - Deadly Women Throughout History: Deadly women throughout history by Tori Telfer

When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper and Ted Bundy. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, Kate Bender? The narrative we're comfortable with is the one where women are the victims of violent crime, not the perpetrators. In fact, 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'. Lady Killers, based on the popular online series that appeared on Jezebel and The Hairpin, disputes that claim and offers fourteen gruesome examples as evidence. Though largely forgotten by history, female serial killers such as Erzsebet Bathory, Nannie Doss, Mary Ann Cotton, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova rival their male counterparts in cunning, cruelty, and appetite for destruction. Each chapter explores the crimes and history of a different subject, and then proceeds to unpack her legacy and her portrayal in the media, as well as the stereotypes and sexist cliches that inevitably surround her. The first book to examine female serial killers through a feminist lens with a witty and dryly humorous tone, Lady Killers dismisses easy explanations (she was hormonal, she did it for love, a man made her do it) and tired tropes (she was a femme fatale, a black widow, a witch), delving into the complex reality of female aggression and predation. Featuring 14 illustrations from Dame Darcy, Lady Killers is a bloodcurdling, insightful, and irresistible journey into the heart of darkness.

Lady Killers - Deadly Women Throughout History Reviews

Telfer proves that you can stab, poison, and suffocate the predictable tropes about female killers and still write something salacious and entertaining. * Caitlin Doughty, New York Times bestselling author of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity *
A fascinating, creepy and insightful read that will make you question everything you think you know about the supposedly fairer sex. * Mara Altman, author of Thanks For Coming and Gross Anatomy *

About Tori Telfer

TORI TELFER is a fulltime freelance writer in Los Angeles. Her nonfiction writing has appeared in Salon, VICE, Jezebel, The Hairpin, Bustle, Barnesandnoble.com, Chicago Magazine, and elsewhere. She is a Pushcart nominee and recipient of the Edwin L. Shuman Fiction Award, her fiction has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, The Moltov Cocktail, Watershed Review, and elsewhere. She majored in creative writing at Northwestern University and completed one year of an MFA at Indiana University before moving west.

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GOR010221830
9781786061218
178606121X
Lady Killers - Deadly Women Throughout History: Deadly women throughout history by Tori Telfer
Used - Like New
Paperback
John Blake Publishing Ltd
2018-02-01
336
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The book has been read, but looks new. The book cover has no visible wear, and the dust jacket is included if applicable. No missing or damaged pages, no tears, possible very minimal creasing, no underlining or highlighting of text, and no writing in the margins

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