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She kills me: the true stories of history's deadliest women
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Contributors:
Bee, Eva, illustrator.
Published:
New York : Abrams Image, c2021.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
176 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Description
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.
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Ashland Adult Nonfiction
364.152 WRI
Due Dec 3, 2021
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781419748462, 1419748467

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"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." -- Goodreads.com.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Wright, J. A., & Bee, E. (2021). She kills me: the true stories of history's deadliest women. New York: Abrams Image.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wright, Jennifer Ashley, 1986- and Eva, Bee. 2021. She Kills Me: The True Stories of History's Deadliest Women. New York: Abrams Image.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wright, Jennifer Ashley, 1986- and Eva, Bee, She Kills Me: The True Stories of History's Deadliest Women. New York: Abrams Image, 2021.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wright, Jennifer Ashley, and Eva Bee. She Kills Me: The True Stories of History's Deadliest Women. New York: Abrams Image, 2021. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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