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Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History
Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History
Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History
Audiobook9 hours

Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History

Written by Tori Telfer

Narrated by Sarah Mollo-Christensen

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars



About this audiobook

When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are likely Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, and Kate Bender? The narrative we're comfortable with is one where women are the victims of violent crime-not the perpetrators. In fact, serial killers are thought to be so universally male that, in 1998, FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood infamously declared that There are no female serial killers. Inspired by Telfer's Jezebel column of the same name, Lady Killers disputes that claim and offers fourteen gruesome examples as evidence. Although largely forgotten by history, female serial killers rival their male counterparts in cunning, cruelty, and appetite. Each chapter explores the crimes and history of a different female serial killer and then proceeds to unpack her legacy and her portrayal in the media as well as the stereotypes and sexist cliches that inevitably surround her.
Release dateOct 10, 2017
Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History

Tori Telfer

Tori Telfer is the author of Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History and the host of the podcasts Criminal Broads, Why Women Kill: Truth, Lies, and Labels (CBS All Access), and Red Flags (Investigation Discovery). She lives in New York City with her husband and son.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
    So interesting, both in the storytelling and the commentary. My only critique is I wish it was longer
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
    A great telling of the tales of nefarious women throughout history.