Serial killers can be fascinating subjects. The men who hunt strangers are terrifying and interesting studies of the human mind. Yet women in history have also killed, and in some cases they have killed in large, unexpected numbers. In this episode, Lesley discusses five lesser-known serial killers from throughout history and analyzes how the female motivations from the past may differ from the more famous serial killers of modern day.
John Briscoe, A Commentary on Livy, Oxford University Press, (2012).
Andrei Codrescu, The Blood Countess, Quartet Books, (2007).
Peter Vronsky, Female Serial Killers: How and Why Women Become Murders, Berkley Books, (2007).
Colin Wilson, The Mammoth Book of the History of Murder, Running Press, (2000).
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)