Lady Killers

Lady Killers

Deadly Women Throughout History

Book - 2017
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"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.
Publisher: New York :, Harper Perennial,, [2017]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2017.
ISBN: 9780062433732
Branch Call Number: 364.15232 TE
Characteristics: xvi, 316 pages, 15 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Darcy Dame,1971-- Illustrator


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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.

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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