Murder Most Rare : The Female Serial Killer (Hardcover)

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A fascinating, disturbing and thorough exploration of the shocking crimes and complex motivations of female serial killers.

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Publisher Greenwood Pub Group
Mfg Part# 9780275960032
SKU 30349378
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 027596003X
Release Date 4/30/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.75H x 6.5L x 1T
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"[T]he Kellehers...detail each [serial murderer] with a relish and breezy objectivity....The cumulated savagery is what horrifies, as tables rounding up malefactors' motives, methods, and backgrounds abound. This is a fine true-crime entry, tasteful when possible and engrossing as either reference or episodic reading...."
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Annotation A discussion of the few--and therefore, notable--female serial killers throughout history, including entries on Martha Beck, one half of the "Lonely Hearts Killers" and Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute convicted of murdering seven of her clients.
Editors Note While the short, lethal careers of serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrew Cunanan terrorize the public and provide morbid inspiration for the entertainment industry, few people realize that it is the female serial killer, seldom heard of, who deserves most to be feared. Murder Most Rare provides startling information about the female serial murderer, who is shown to be far more deadly and determined, difficult to apprehend, and complexly motivated than her male counterpart. While serial murder by women is relatively rare, a surprising number of female serial killers are identified by the authors, nearly 100 in this century, with half of them having committed their crimes in America. By examining these women's backgrounds, motives and methods of killing, the book sheds new light on dozens of overlooked cases of murder and uncovers callous crimes and passions gone awry.
Editors Note 2 While the short, lethal careers of serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrew Cunanan terrorize the public and provide morbid inspiration for the entertainment industry, few people realize that it is the female serial killer, seldom heard of, who deserves most to be feared. Murder Most Rare provides startling information about the female serial murderer, who is shown to be far more deadly and determined, difficult to apprehend, and complexly motivated than her male counterpart. While serial murder by women is relatively rare, a surprising number of female serial killers are identified by the authors, nearly 100 in this century, with half of them having committed their crimes in America. By examining these women's backgrounds, motives and methods of killing, the book sheds new light on dozens of overlooked cases of murder and uncovers callous crimes and passions gone awry.
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0224
Publisher Praeger

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