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Murder most rare : the female serial killer

by Michael D Kelleher; C L Kelleher

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On "Murder Most Rare"   (2009-03-04)


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This semi-statistical analysis of the exploits and victims of female serial killers categorizes the types of murder by examples of past cases, both solved and unsolved. Kelleher deals with the background of both the murderer and the victim, looking at outside data for interpretation of crime. Despite the heavy use of (quasi) criminal methodology, the book may read as a somewhat sensational account of various homicides. However, its worth lies more in its serious classification of motive, psychological health, and status of each case; it may prove a good text for using previously-gathered evidence for analysis in group discussions of murder and psychology. Its focus on the female perpetrator could disqualify it for neutral representation of each crime, although the sometimes unique types of homicide discussed often support Kelleher's claims.


Kelleher, Michael, and C. L. Kelleher. Murder Most Rare: The Female Serial Killer. Westport: Praeger Publishers, 1998.



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