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Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Monsters
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Berkley Pub Group
Publication date August 7, 2007
Pages 486
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780425213902
ISBN-10 0425213900
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1 lbs.
Original list price $18.00
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Summary
The author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters journeys inside the lives of female predators to investigate the political, social, economic, and sexual implications of their crimes, offering fascinating profiles of Myra Hindley, Irma Grese, Martha Beck, Aileen Wournos, and other notorious women whose actions defy accepted perceptions of gender role and identity. Original.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this fascinating book, Peter Vronsky exposes and investigates the phenomenon of women who kill—and 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 men—with women registering low on our paranoia radar. Perhaps that’s why so many trusting husbands, lovers, family friends, and children have fallen prey to “the female monster.” 
 
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 to the sensational cult of Aileen Wournos—the first female serial killer-as-celebrity—to 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.

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9780425213902 | details & prices | 486 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.00 lbs | List price $18.00
About: The author of Serial Killers: The Method and Madness of Monsters journeys inside the lives of female predators to investigate the political, social, economic, and sexual implications of their crimes, offering fascinating profiles of Myra Hindley, Irma Grese, Martha Beck, Aileen Wournos, and other notorious women whose actions defy accepted perceptions of gender role and identity.

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