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This is a collection of four books;
Women Serial Killers of the 17th Century
Women Murderers of the 18th Century
Women Serial Killers of the 19th Century
Women Serial Killers of the 20th Century
Our society can barely account for evil in males, let alone imagine it in females. The female nests, creates, and nurtures doesn’t she or is it that we just want to believe in the intrinsic non-threatening nature of women?
Violence is generally considered the territory of the male. People believe that violence is a masculine trait caused by the hormone testosterone. Men are seen as the cause of violence, and women and children the ones who suffer. Literature through the centuries abounds with the submissiveness of female flesh, its compliant form, its penetrability. The female body gives life itself. Women do not physically dominate, thrust, and swagger. Women create, while men destroy.
A grave misconception is that female serial killers are rare creatures, that they are not very common, a myth perpetuated by both the press and popular media.
Serial killers are not a phenomenon unique to the late twentieth century, nor are they exclusive to America. The case histories of the killers mentioned in these books clearly demonstrate that women serial killers have been active in many countries and for many centuries.
Welcome to the world of the woman serial killer.