She Kills Me: The True Stories of History's Deadliest Women

She Kills Me: The True Stories of History's Deadliest Women

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A powerful collection of stories about women who murdered—for revenge, for love, and even for pleasure—rife with historical details that will have any true crime junkie on the edge of their seat

In every tragic story, men are expected to be the killers. There are countless studies and works of art made about male violence. However, when women are featured in stories about murder, they are rarely portrayed as predators. They’re the prey. This common dynamic is one of the reasons that women are so enthralled by female murderers. They do the things that women aren’t supposed to do and live the lives that women aren’t supposed to want: lives that are impulsive and angry and messy and inconvenient. Maybe we feel bad about loving them, but we eat it up just the same. Residing squarely in the middle of a Venn diagram of feminism and true crime, She Kills Me tells the story of 40 women who murdered out of necessity, fear, revenge, and even for pleasure.

Title:She Kills Me: The True Stories of History's Deadliest Women
ISBN:9781419748462
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    She Kills Me: The True Stories of History's Deadliest Women Reviews

  • Jennifer Wright

    As the author I want to point out that murder is not cool to do. It is, however, VERY cool to read about. 5 out of 5 stars, thank you to everyone. ...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    This was absolutely fantastic. Not quite what I expected, to be fair: for some reason, I thought the entire book's focus would be on serial killers, while it actually focused quite heavily on historic...

  • Erin Clemence

    Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review. Expected publication date: September 14, 2021 “She Kills Me: T...

  • greta ??

    finished this gem of a book. everybody who says women are innocent and incapable of ferociousness – they need to read this immediately. my mouth was hanging open so many times istg. from cannibalism...

  • Jasmine

    She Kills Me is a book about women who have killed for a myriad of reasons. We have our more psychopathic killers, those who poison, some that are just done with having a family to fool with (both blo...

  • Rachelle

    "People are very apt to believe that a woman can't kill someone, not without a man forcing her into it anyway.." As someone who throughly enjoyed Tori Telfers Lady Killers, I can say She Kills Me was ...

  • Pooja

    This book covers the tales of various women who have killed, personally or not, for a plethora of motives such as politics and pleasure.This was a fun and quick read, with vivid illustrations and a hu...

  • Valerity (Val)

    This is an interesting collection of short stories about women who killed throughout history. I’ve read similar books like this, but this has more women I’d never heard of, along with those that a...

  • Bandit

    The various shedevils of this book kill, slay, poison and get up to all sorts of mischief. It’s entirely too entertaining, albeit obviously in a macabre sort of way, to not make me rethink my positi...

  • Kaora

    Not just about serial killers, poisoners and scorned women, She Kills Me also delves into women who fought in wars or ran gangs or become heroes....