What drives a person to commit murder? You probably have heard of Ted Bundy, Charles Manson, Zodiac killer, Jack the Ripper, Son of Sam and H.H.Holmes the Torture Doctor.
However, the female of any species can actually be deadlier than the male. The praying mantis kills the male after mating. So too, women can display the same sadistic pleasure in inflicting pain and killing.
The Encyclopedia of Women Killers by Brian Lane takes you through some of the most infamous female killers in history.
Female killers spanning Australia, Austria, Canada, England, USA, France, Russia, South Africa, and New Zealand. From the Peter Jackson “Heavenly Creatures” Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker killers, Angels of Death, The Moors Murderer Myra Hindley, to Norma Jean Armistead whom killed a women to take her baby.
The motives may be as simple as killing the parents to prevent from being separated, to the more perverse and sadistic actions of killer couples, jealousy, or simply having a bad Monday.
This book gives gruesome insight to what drives the female psyche to kill.