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Subject: women serial killers
Date Posted: 9/8/2016 3:44 PM ET
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What is the best or most interesting woman serial killer book that you have ever read? Am looking for names of good books to read that have woman as the serial killer in the book.



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Date Posted: 9/8/2016 3:53 PM ET
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are you looking for tips on how to do it?

Date Posted: 9/8/2016 4:21 PM ET
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oh no! maybe I phased it wrong I am looking for good books to read

Date Posted: 9/8/2016 4:47 PM ET
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there is a forum down below here that is called true crime. I don't think it is very active so there may not be much there. I would do a wikipedia search for women serial killers. may be something there.

Date Posted: 9/8/2016 6:01 PM ET
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I found one 0446362824

Date Posted: 3/16/2017 4:07 PM ET
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There is a book called "Female Serial Killers" by Peter Vronsky you might want to check out.

Date Posted: 3/18/2017 5:32 PM ET
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Fiction or non-fiction?

Date Posted: 3/21/2017 11:59 AM ET
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"Female Serial Killers" is a non-fiction book. Sorry, should have specified.

Date Posted: 3/21/2017 11:17 PM ET
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Not the book you recommended, Elizabeth.  I'm wondering if Dolores is looking for fiction or non or does it matter.



Last Edited on: 3/21/17 11:22 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 3/23/2017 8:14 AM ET
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Here's the blurb from The Devil's Rooming House - The True Story of America's Deadlest Female Serial Killer by M. William Phelps:

A silent, simmering killer terrorized New England in 1911. As a terrible heat wave killed more than 2,000 people, another silent killer began her own murderous spree. Sister Amy Archer-Gilligan, who'd opened the Archer Home for Elderly People and Chronic Invalids four years earlier, would be accused of murdering both of her husbands and up to sixty-six of her patients with cocktails of lemonade and arsenic; her story inspired the Broadway hit Arsenic and Old Lace.

I found this book interesting because the home she established for the elderly actually became the blueprint for the idea of nursing homes as we know them today.

 

 

 

 



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