Female Serial Killers: How and why Women Become Monsters
The first book of its kind-photographs included.
Mothers, daughters, sisters and grandmothers-fiendish killers all.
Society is conditioned to think of murderers and predators as men, but in this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill-and the political, economic, social, and sexual implications.
From history's earliest recorded cases of homicidal females to Irma Grese, the Nazi Beast of Belsen, from Britain's notorious child-slayer Myra Hindley to 'Honeymoon Killer' Martha Beck, from the sensational murder-spree of Aileen Wournos, to cult killers, homicidal missionaries, and the sexy femme fatale, Vronsky challenges the ordinary standards of good and evil and defies the accepted perceptions of gender role and identity.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jan.Coco.Day - LibraryThing
Vronsky’s thesis to counter the public perception that women can’t be aggressive killers. An interesting premise, but his lack of compassion does give me pause. Do I think women can be just as ... Read full review
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Page 23 - I'm sorry to sound so cold about this," Kemper said, "but what I needed to have was a particular experience with a person, and to possess them in the way I wanted to; I had to evict them from their human bodies.