Lady killers : deadly women throughout history
Lamchick, Jaime, narrator.
[New York] : Harper Audio, .
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[New York] : Harper Audio, .
7 audio discs (approximately 510 min.) ; 4 3/4 in.
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Read by Jaime Lamchick.
When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, Kate Bender? The narrative we're comfortable with is the one where women are the victims of violent crime, not the perpetrators. In fact, 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." Based on the popular online series that appeared on Jezebel and The Hairpin, this book disputes that claim and offers fourteen gruesome examples as evidence. 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. Each chapter explores the crimes and history of a different subject, and then proceeds to unpack her legacy and her portrayal in the media, as well as the stereotypes and sexist clichés that inevitably surround her. The first book to examine female serial killers through a feminist lens with a witty and dryly humorous tone, it 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.
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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)
Telfer, T., & Lamchick, J. (2023). Lady killers: deadly women throughout history (Unabridged.). Harper Audio.Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Telfer, Tori and Jaime, Lamchick. 2023. Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History. [New York]: Harper Audio.Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)
Telfer, Tori and Jaime, Lamchick. Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History [New York]: Harper Audio, 2023.MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)
Telfer, Tori,, and Jaime Lamchick. Lady Killers: Deadly Women Throughout History Unabridged., Harper Audio, 2023.
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