Deadly Women Throughout HistoryBook - 2017 | First edition
"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. Though largely forgotten by history, female serial killers such as Erzsébet Báthory, Nannie Doss, Mary Ann Cotton, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova rival their male counterparts in cunning, cruelty, and appetite for destruction. With feminist lens and a witty, morbidly 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."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: New York : Harper Perennial, 
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2017
Branch Call Number: 364.15232 T2369L 2017
Characteristics: xvi, 316 pages, 15 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm