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The murder mystique : female killers and popular culture

Author: Laurie Nalepa; Richard Pfefferman
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Combining compelling storytelling with insightful observation, the book invites readers to take a close look at ten high-profile killings committed by American women. The work exposes the forces that underlie the public's fascination with female killers and determines why these women so often become instant celebrities. Cases are paired by motive--love, money, revenge, self-defense, and psychopathology. Through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Laurie Nalepa; Richard Pfefferman
ISBN: 9780313380105 0313380104 9780313380112 0313380112
OCLC Number: 798617198
Description: xiii, 177 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: the killer inside each of us --
Women who kill in self-defense --
Women who kill for revenge --
Women who kill for love --
Women who kill for money --
Women who kill because they are crazy --
Conclusion: her trait, her fate.
Responsibility: Laurie Nalepa and Richard Pfefferman.

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Although they account for only ten percent of all murders, those attributed to women seem especially likely to captivate the public. This absorbing book examines why that is true and how some women,  Read more...

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