Women Who Kill

Author: Carol Anne Davis

Publisher: Allison & Busby

ISBN: 0749017007

Category: True Crime

Page: 432

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Why does a young woman lure teenagers into her car and participate in their horrific rape and torture? What makes a nurse lethally inject the healthy babies in her care? Women, statistically, are not a violent breed...but the female of the species can be just as deadly as the male. Carol Anne Davis explores the dark world of the female serial killer. From the mass poisoner to the sexual sadist, from profit killings to crimes committed just for twisted thrills, Carol Anne Davis sets out to explore the dark and disturbing world of the female serial killer. In-depth analysis of individual cases, including new information from the minister who heard Myra Hindley's confession, provides an invaluable insight into the psychology behind these atrocities.

Female Serial Killers

Author: Peter Vronsky

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101205695

Category: True Crime

Page: 496

View: 3624


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. INCLUDES PHOTOGRAPHS

Female Serial Killers

Author: Don Rauf

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766072886

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4530


From Lady Elizabeth Bathory to Bell Gunness to Aileen Wuornos, this book takes an in-depth approach to evaluating the life and crimes of some of the world’s most vicious women, who are grouped into chapters by psychological type. Readers can also take a personality disorder self-assessment quiz to learn more about psychopathy—the most common psychological condition for serial killers.

Female serial killers in social context

Author: Yardley, Elizabeth,Wilson, David

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447326466

Category: Social Science

Page: 96

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To date, approaches to understanding serial murder have focused on individual cases rather than the social context in which they occurred. Written by leading criminologists and world experts on serial murder, this book marks a departure by situating nineteenth century serial killer Mary Ann Cotton within the broader social structure. Using archival records of her court appearances, local histories and newspaper articles, it uniquely explores how institutions such as the family, economy and religion shaped the environment she inhabited and her social integration through the roles of wife, mother, worker and criminal. Acknowledging that it takes a particular type of individual to commit serial murder, the book shows that it also takes a particular type of society to enable that murderer to go unseen. As the first work to analyse serial murder through the theoretical framework of institutional criminology and institutional anomie theory, it will equip criminologists with a methodological toolkit for performing institutional analysis.

Talking with Female Serial Killers - A chilling study of the most evil women in the world

Author: Christopher Berry-Dee

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1789460034

Category: True Crime

Page: 320

View: 6221


Christopher Berry-Dee, criminologist and bestselling author of books about the serial killers Aileen Wuornos and Joanne Dennehy, turns his uncompromising gaze upon women who not only kill, but kill repeatedly. Because female murderers, and especially serial murderers, are so rare compared with their male counterparts, this new study will surprise as well as shock, particularly in the cases of women like Beverley Allitt, who kill children, and Janie Lou Gibbs, who killed her three sons and a grandson, as well as her husband. Here too are women who kill under the influence of their male partners, such as Myra Hindley and Rosemary West, and whose lack of remorse for their actions is nothing short of chilling. But the author also turns his forensic gaze on female killers who were themselves victims, like Aileen Wuornos, whose killing spree, for which she was executed, can be traced directly to her treatment at the hands of men. Christopher Berry-Dee has no equal as the author of hard-hitting studies of the killers who often walk among us undetected for many years, and who in so many cases seem to be acting entirely against their natures.

Perfect Poison: A Female Serial Killer's Deadly Medicine

Author: M. William Phelps

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786035048

Category: True Crime

Page: 480

View: 3220


The true-crime story of a Massachusetts nurse with a dark secret, by the New York Times bestselling author of The Girl Left Behind. At the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Northampton, Massachusetts, Kristen Gilbert was known as a hardworking, dedicated nurse. Yet so many emergencies and sudden deaths occurred under Kristen's watch that others jokingly called her the “Angel of Death.” No one suspected the horrifying truth: that over the course of six months, Gilbert had caused the deaths of as many as forty patients. With new insight into the sociopathic mindset of nurses who kill, and the latest details on Gilbert's ongoing prison sentence, M. William Phelps exposes how one person's good intentions went so chillingly, killingly wrong . . . Praise for Perfect Poison “True crime at its best—compelling, gripping, an edge-of-the-seat thriller. Phelps packs wallops of delight with his skillful ability to narrate a suspenseful story.” —Harvey Rachlin, award-winning author of Song and System “A compelling account of terror . . . the author dedicates himself to unmasking the psychopath with facts, insight, and the other proven methods of journalistic leg work.” —Lowell Cauffiel, New York Times bestselling author of House of Secrets Includes sixteen pages of dramatic photos

The New Predator--Women Who Kill

Author: Deborah Schurman-Kauflin

Publisher: Algora Publishing

ISBN: 1892941279

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 3647


This is the first book ever written on the basis of face-to-face interviews with women serial killers. The author, a professional criminal profiler, analyzes the common features and the distinctions between women and men who kill, and their crimes and cri.

America's First Female Serial Killer

Author: Mary Kay McBrayer

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1642502081

Category: True Crime

Page: 171

View: 8203


The Making of a Female Serial Killer For readers who are fascinated by how serial killers are made. This book is for listeners of true crime podcasts and readers of both fiction and true crime nonfiction. It is for watchers of television shows like Deadly Women and Mindhunter, who are fascinated by how killers are made. It’s for self-conscious feminists, Americans trying to bootstrap themselves into success, and anyone who loves a vigilante beatdown, especially one gone off the rails. America’s first female serial killer was not always a killer. America’s First Female Serial Killer novelizes the true story of first-generation Irish-American nurse Jane Toppan, born as Honora Kelley. Although all the facts are intact, books about her life and her crimes are all facts and no story. Jane Toppan was absolutely a monster, but she did not start out that way. Making of a serial killer. When Jane was a young child, her father abandoned her and her sister to the Boston Female Asylum. From there, Jane was indentured to a wealthy family who changed her name, never adopted her, wrote her out of the will, and essentially taught her how to hate herself. Jilted at the altar, Jane became a nurse and took control of her life, and the lives of her victims. Readers of America’s First Female Serial Killer: • Will gain insight into the personal development of a severely damaged person without rationalizing her crimes • Experience the rarely told story of a female serial killer • Understand that even monsters were humans, first If you enjoyed books such as In Cold Blood, Perfume, Alias Grace, or Devil in the White City; you will love reading America’s First Female Serial Killer.

Serial Murder

Author: Ronald M. Holmes,Stephen T. Holmes

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412974429

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 410


Provides a solid review of the subject, with an accessible, incisive presentation, including photos and features unique to this edition.

The Worst Female Serial Killers in History

Author: J.D. Rockefeller

Publisher: J.D. Rockefeller

ISBN: N.A

Category: True Crime

Page: 24

View: 2166


The world has always been fascinated with serial killers. But most of us only know about men who have been involved in serial killing. Does that mean that only men turn into serial killers and woman don’t? Absolutely wrong! The truth is that human history has also witnessed a few serial killers who have been women. You will be surprised to know that the list of women serial killers is also not small. We will probably need hundreds of pages to describe the crimes of all female serial killers. Here, we have just picked a few of the women and described how they made it to the worst serial killers list. Without wasting anymore time, let’s get started with our list!