Women Who Kill by Carol Anne Davis
Profiles of Female Serial Killers

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Carol Anne Davis profiles fourteen women who used arsenic, manual strangulation, suffocation, lethal injection, multiple gunshots and stabbing to kill their victims. Many of them tortured and sexually assaulted their victims before death - sometimes keeping them alive for several days. Each killer is the subject of a separate chapter, exploring her childhood, lifestyle and sexuality. There is analysis of the murder, the trial and the subsequent imprisonment of every woman. Carol Anne Davis comments on the classification of female killers, how society may underestimate dangerous women, and what it is that can turn ordinary women into killers.
 

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CAROL ANNE DAVIS was born in Dundee, moved to Edinburgh in her twenties and now lives in the south of England. She left school at fifteen and was everything from an artist's model to an editorial assistant before going to university. Her MA degree included criminology and was followed by a postgraduate diploma in Adult and Community Education. Now a full-time writer, she is the author of four crime novels and non-fiction books including "Women Who Kill" and "Children Who Kill".
 
Published June 20, 2001 by Allison & Busby. 256 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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In this grisly, workmanlike compendium, British crime novelist Davis (Noise Abatement) examines the lives of (mostly) contemporary female serial killers from Engl

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One of the reasons b lack women have avoided the anti-rape movement, she says, is beca use they know that if ''the notion is accepted that Black men har bor irresistible and animal-like sexual urges, the entire race i s invested with bestiality,'' and black women become targets (as t hey have bee...

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of criminal types with names like "Profit Killer" or "Angel of Death"), this book is more Grand Guignol than academic, unlike Deborah Schurman-Kauflin's The New Predator: Women Who Kill—Profiles of Female Serial Killers (Forecasts, Jan. 1).

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