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Murder Most Rare: The Female Serial Killer

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  122 ratings  ·  7 reviews
While the short, lethal careers of serial killers such as Jeffrey Dahmer and Andrew Cunanan terrorize the public and provide morbid inspiration for the entertainment industry, few people realize that it is the female serial killer, seldom heard of, who deserves most to be feared. Murder Most Rare provides startling information about the female serial murderer, who is shown ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published February 28th 1998 by Praeger
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Amy
Sep 23, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
You will never be the same after reading this one. What can I say, I will never feel safe in a hospital again. Details nuances and styles of the various female serial killer mo's. And yes, they are out there big time. It is very interesting to see the feminine psychologies and how they manifest themselves differently from the males. Solid real life cases. I am creeped forever after reading this one. I had no idea. ...more
Nelda Fairley
Mar 15, 2009 rated it really liked it
This book was pretty good. It summerizes the lives and crimes of female serial killers such as: Nanny Hazel Doss (The giggling Grandma), Margie Velma Barfield, Blanche Taylor Moore, Genene Jones, Aileen Carol Wuornos, Marybeth Tinning, among others.
Dez Nemec
May 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
I find serial killers fascinating, and women serial killers particularly fascinating. This book is only okay. I found it a little inconsistent with the amount of information. Some of the women had 5 pages written about them and their crimes, while others had 2 paragraphs. I realize that some killers, particularly the ones working at the beginning of the 20th century, would have less information, but I was left wanting more with quite a few. The book ended rather abruptly as well. No conclusion o ...more
Sienna
Sep 07, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-read
3 stars


The data is a little out of date with the publishing being before the 2000s like I believe the number of children specifically targeted be serial killers would be higher in today’s society and there would be more names in general as this book is a little out of date. However still fascinating and engaging. The unknown cases in the last chapter were interesting. Had some formatting flaws but overall very strong.

This book was good but I sadly landed in a reading slump for a month and it was
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Jackie
Feb 17, 2018 rated it liked it
Once I got past the first chapter this book became pretty interesting. The first chapter felt like something I wrote for my college psychology class. I wish some of the cases went a little bit more in depth. I felt like everything was just a little bit too surface. One of the cases was from close to my hometown so that was pretty cool
Libby
Feb 02, 2020 rated it liked it
While a little outdated in it's language and facts (it is an older book), I did enjoy the typology and case studies. Lots of details and enjoyable storytelling. ...more
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