In this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who killand the political, economic, social and sexual implications buried with each victim.How many of us are even remotely prepared to imagine our mothers, daughters, sisters or grandmothers as fiendish killers For centuries we have been conditioned to think of serial murderers and psychopathic predators as menwith women registering low on our paranoia radar Perhaps thats why so many trusting husbands, lovers, family friends, and children have fallen prey to the female monster From historys earliest recorded cases of homicidal females to Irma Grese, the Nazi Beast of Belsen, from Britains notorious child slayer Myra Hindley to Honeymoon Killer Martha Beck to the sensational cult of Aileen Wournosthe first female serial killer as celebrityto cult killers, homicidal missionaries, and our pop culture fascination with the sexy femme fatale, Vronsky not only challenges our ordinary standards of good and evil but also defies our basic accepted perceptions of gender role and identity.INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS...
|Title||:||Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters|
|Publisher||:||Berkley Books 1st edition August 7, 2007|
|Number of Pages||:||512 pages|
|File Size||:||963 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters Reviews
Female Serial Killers provides an excellent ground point for research on female serial killers as it lists more than 100 actual female serial killers and provides case studies for approximately one-fourth of those listed. Vronsky has thoroughly researched the topic and his knowledge on the subject is very apparent in his writing.
I currently have 37 books on serial killers on the shelf and this one ranks up there in the top 10%. Why? It’s just that good. Excellent historical foundation on women who kill serially with interesting female examples along the way. Your not going to get a lot fluff with this author. He stays on course delivering the facts in a easy to read format. The female case studies are worth the price of the book alone in my view. Pay no attention to the one star diatribes - doltish at best. A solid addition to my collection.
Bought this book for a paper I was writing in class and I definitely don't regret buying it has amazing info in there about each killer it helped me out tremendously!
I'm nearly done the book. So far so good. It has me hooked.
Very informative and interesting.
An over all interesting read. Short summaries and not in-depth accounts of trials.
Excellent. Very objective. The content discloses similarities between men and women and the fact women can be just as ruthless, evil and murderous as men