|Format||Release Date||List Price||Your Price||ISBN|
|8 Audio CDs||Tue Oct 10 00:00:00 UTC 2017||49.99||39.99||9781520081618||Add to Cart|
|2 MP3 CDs||Tue Oct 10 00:00:00 UTC 2017||29.99||19.99||9781520081656||Add to Cart|
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.
"Telfer proves that you can stab, poison, and suffocate the predictable tropes about female killers and still write something salacious and entertaining." - Caitlin Doughty, New York Times bestselling author
"Each tale a mini-thriller, Lady Killers recounts disturbing stories of real anti-heroines with wit and ease. Telfer's insightful commentary reminds us that history isn't always what it seems. Sometimes it's worse." - Rebecca Romney, coauthor of Printer’s Error
Selected for NPR's Best Books of 2017 - Awards