Fans of Non-Fiction Book Club has selected Lady Killers by Tori Telfer. Meeting will begin at 5pm, and will be held in the attic. Bring a beverage, pizza will be there!
Inspired by author Tori Telfer's Jezebel column “Lady Killers,” this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages.
“Telfer proves that you can stab, poison, and suffocate the predictable tropes about female killers and still write something salacious and entertaining.” (Caitlin Doughty, New York Times bestselling author of Smoke Gets In Your Eyes and From Here to Eternity)
“Each tale a mini-thriller, Lady Killers recounts disturbing stories of real anti-heroines with wit and ease. Telfer’s insightful commentary reminds us that history isn’t always what it seems. Sometimes it’s worse.” (Rebecca Romney, coauthor of Printer’s Error)
“A wonderfully executed—no pun intended—historical account of female killers. Lady Killers is a thrilling character study of the most diabolically complex, fascinating female psychopaths in history.” (M. William Phelps, author of the New York Times bestselling Dangerous Ground: My Friendship with a Serial Killer)
“A fascinating, creepy and insightful read that will make you question everything you think you know about the supposedly fairer sex.” (Mara Altman, author of Thanks For Coming and Gross Anatomy)
“With a breezy tone and sharp commentary, Telfer draws out the tired stereotypes with just enough wit and humor to make the topic of female murderers enjoyable.” (Publishers Weekly)
“Here’s an interesting survey of female serial killers... given its dark subject matter, it’s surprisingly lively. A welcome addition to serial-killer literature.” (Booklist)