Lady killers : deadly women throughout history / by Telfer, Tori.; Darcy,Dame,1971-illustrator.;
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-316).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."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.
Subjects: True crime stories.; Women serial murderers.; Serial murderers.; Women serial murderers; Serial murderers;
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