Tender murderers : women who kill

by Robbins, Trina.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Mezzanine - Non-fiction HV6517.R63 2003
Location  CLP - Main Library
 
Collection  Mezzanine - Non-fiction
 
Call Number  HV6517.R63 2003
 
 
Summary

The did it for love or money...or both

Some of them fabled femme fatales of yesteryear. some headliners in yesterday's newspapers. Jean Harris, Ruth Snyder, Kate Bender, Belle Starr, Bonnie Parker, Phoolan Devi, Lizzie Borden, Grace Marks, Valerie Solanas, Amy Fisher and more true life who, where, why, when, and howdunnits. Bandit queens, gun molls, mothers, and widows (often selfmade) this array of reallife women who murdered makes for fascinating reading. Thoroughly researched, with archival photos and illustrations.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In these 20 compact case studies of crime's most fascinating and rare breed, Robbins (Eternally Bad) delves into the psyches and motivations behind such famous lethal ladies as Aileen Wuornos, Jean Harris and Squeaky Fromme. The appealing format, divided into five chapters, including modern and historical femmes fatales and bandit queens, is enhanced throughout by photos, artists' interpretations, ballads, quotes and trivia boxes. Robbins's true-crime writing style blends well with her often sarcastic and humorous interjections, such as describing Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde infamy as a "cute 'n' perky little thang." She indulges in some armchair psychoanalysis: "Long Island Lolita" Amy Fisher was just "looking for a loving father, one who didn't hit her." Though Robbins offers no single overall explanation as to what drives these strong women, whom she finds "perversely admirable," readers, whether drawn by this genre or the sexy 1940s style cover, will find the author's exploration of the question entertaining. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Women murderers.
Women murderers -- Biography.
Publisher York Beach, ME :Conari Press,2003
Language English
Description xii, 193 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-187).
ISBN 1573248215 (pbk.) :
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