Notorious Female Serial Killers: Background information when reading Good Me Bad Me

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Good Me Bad Me

by Ali Land

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    Sep 2017, 304 pages
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    Oct 9, 2018, 304 pages

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Notorious Female Serial Killers

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In Ali Land's debut, Good Me, Bad Me, Ruth Thompson is on trial for the heinous murders of multiple children. The case is notable not only for the particularly brutal nature of the crime, but also, in part, because Ruth is a woman, and society's perceptions of women who commit violent crimes is often skewed. We stereotype men as aggressive and women as caring, which makes it seem all the more perverse when women are convicted as serial killers. While a horrible and shocking topic, humans seem to have an underlying fascination with the grotesque – making shows like Law and Order and CSI hits. For those interested in reading about some of history's most notorious female serial killers, here are five that will keep you up at night:

Myra Hindley
Arguably Britain's most infamous female serial killer, Hindley, alongside partner Ian Brady, raped and murdered five children. Her brother-in-law turned her in to the police, and she was charged with three counts of murder ...

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