The Lady Killer

The Lady Killer
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Author: Masako Togawa
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781782274100
Release: 2018-10-30
Editor: Pushkin Vertigo

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A dizzying tale of lust, mystery, and murder—from a beloved Japanese crime fiction author and LGBT icon The Lady Killer leads a double life in Tokyo's shadowy underworld. By day, he is a devoted husband and hard worker; by night, he cruises cabaret bars and nightclubs in search of lonely single women to seduce. But now the hunter is being hunted, and in his wake lies a trail of gruesome murders. Who is the culprit? The answer lies tangled in a web of clues—and to find it, he must accept that nothing is what it seems. The Lady Killer pulls from author Masako Togawa’s vibrant personal life as a cabaret performer for Tokyo’s gay nightclub scene during the ‘50s and ‘60s. Throughout her writing career, Togawa continued to champion the LGBT community as a queer woman—sealing her reputation as one of Japan’s most prominent crime fiction authors and LGBT heroines.

The Little Old Lady Killer

The Little Old Lady Killer
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Author: Susana Vargas Cervantes
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781479898152
Release: 2019-08-20
Editor: NYU Press

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The surprising true story of Mexico’s hunt, arrest, and conviction of its first female serial killer For three years, amid widespread public outrage, police in Mexico City struggled to uncover the identity of the killer responsible for the ghastly deaths of forty elderly women, many of whom had been strangled in their homes with a stethoscope by someone posing as a government nurse. When Juana Barraza Samperio, a female professional wrestler known as la Dama del Silencio (the Lady of Silence), was arrested—and eventually sentenced to 759 years in prison—for her crimes as the Mataviejitas (the little old lady killer), her case disrupted traditional narratives about gender, criminality, and victimhood in the popular and criminological imagination. Marshaling ten years of research, and one of the only interviews that Juana Barraza Samperio has given while in prison, Susana Vargas Cervantes deconstructs this uniquely provocative story. She focuses, in particular, on the complex, gendered aspects of the case, asking: Who is a killer? Barraza—with her “manly” features and strength, her career as a masked wrestler in lucha libre, and her violent crimes—is presented, here, as a study in gender deviance, a disruption of what scholars call mexicanidad, or the masculine notion of what it means to be Mexican. Cervantes also challenges our conception of victimhood—specifically, who “counts” as a victim. The Little Old Lady Killer presents a fascinating analysis of what serial killing—often considered “killing for the pleasure of killing”—represents to us.

Lady Killer

Lady Killer
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Author: Lisa Scottoline
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9780330479264
Release: 2009-07-04
Editor: Pan Macmillan

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Mary DiNunzio is strong, smart and has plenty of attitude. She's become a big-time business-getter at Rosato & Associates, but the last person she expects to walk into her office one morning - in six inch stilettos - is super-sexy Trish Gambone, her old high school rival. Trish was the head Mean Girl who flunked religion and excelled at smoking in the bathroom. Trish's life has taken a horrifying turn. She's terrified of her live-in boyfriend who is an abusing, gun-toting drug dealer for the South Philly mob. Mary remembers the guy from high school too - she had a major crush on him. Before Mary knows it, Trish vanishes. A dead body turns up in an alley, and Mary is plunged into a nightmare - that threatens her family, her job and even her life. Mary goes on a one-woman crusade to unmask the killer, and finds love in a very unexpected place. Along the way, she's forced to confront some very uncomfortable truths about her past and the profound effects of lifelong love - and hate.

Jack the Lady Killer

Jack  the Lady Killer
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Author: Henry Reymond Fitzwalter Keating
Pages: 158
ISBN: 1873226365
Release: 1999
Editor: Unknown

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The Punjab in India, 1935. The sub-continent under the Raj. Fresh from his English boarding school, Jack Steele is a new recruit to the Indian Imperial Police and soon begins to acquire the attitudes of old India hands towards the people under their rule. Only a few months into his posting, Jack has to conduct a murder investigation when one of the British community at his Station, the sexually rapacious widow Milly Marchbanks, is found strangled. To Jack's consternation, the only clue implicates a member of the Briton's Club. But which one? While Jack goes round and round in circles, his self-effacing Indian sergeant, Bulaki Ram, discreetly nudges him along the way he need to go.

Lady Killer Secret Admirer

Lady Killer Secret Admirer
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Author: Michele Jaffe
Pages: 874
ISBN: 0345455622
Release: 2002
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Clio Thornton and Miles Loredan are drawn together to pursue a vicious serial killer stalking the streets of London in Lady Killer, and Investigator Lawrence Pickering finds himself falling for Tuesday Worthington, the prime suspect in the murder of her estranged husband, in Secret Admirer, in two novels of romantic suspense. Original.

The Ladykiller

The Ladykiller
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Author: Martina Cole
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9780755350711
Release: 2009-12-10
Editor: Headline

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

He's every woman's worst nightmare... THE LADYKILLER is the first book in the DI Kate Burrows series: the only time the 'undisputed queen of crime writing' (Guardian) and Sunday Times bestseller Martina Cole has written from the perspective of the Old Bill. A killer is on the loose. It's up to DI Kate Burrows to stop him. But Kate has a problem. The Grantley Ripper has attacked the daughter of one of London's most infamous gangsters, Patrick Kelly, and now Kate's investigation, along with her heart, are dangerously entwined with him. As the worlds of crime and law collide, will Kate take down the Ladykiller, or will he be her undoing? Her unique take on London's criminal underworld will have you hooked, so don't miss the rest of the DI Kate Burrows series, BROKEN, HARDGIRLS and DAMAGED

The Lady Killer

The Lady Killer
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Author: Samantha Saxon
Pages: 322
ISBN: 0425207323
Release: 2005
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The tumultuous era of the Napoleonic Wars provides the thrilling backdrop for a female spy who discovers the consequences of desire.

Lady Killers

Lady Killers
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Author: Tori Telfer
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780062433749
Release: 2017-10-10
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Inspired by author Tori Telfer's Jezebel column “Lady Killers,” this thrilling and entertaining compendium investigates female serial killers and their crimes through the ages. When you think of serial killers throughout history, the names that come to mind are ones like Jack the Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, and Ted Bundy. But what about Tillie Klimek, Moulay Hassan, Kate Bender? The narrative we’re comfortable with is the one where women are the victims of violent crime, not the perpetrators. In fact, serial killers are thought to be so universally, overwhelmingly male that in 1998, FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood infamously declared in a homicide conference, “There are no female serial killers.” Lady Killers, based on the popular online series that appeared on Jezebel and The Hairpin, disputes that claim and offers fourteen gruesome examples as evidence. Though largely forgotten by history, female serial killers such as Erzsébet Báthory, Nannie Doss, Mary Ann Cotton, and Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova rival their male counterparts in cunning, cruelty, and appetite for destruction. Each chapter explores the crimes and history of a different subject, and then proceeds to unpack her legacy and her portrayal in the media, as well as the stereotypes and sexist clichés that inevitably surround her. The first book to examine female serial killers through a feminist lens with a witty and dryly humorous tone, Lady Killers dismisses easy explanations (she was hormonal, she did it for love, a man made her do it) and tired tropes (she was a femme fatale, a black widow, a witch), delving into the complex reality of female aggression and predation. Featuring 14 illustrations from Dame Darcy, Lady Killers is a bloodcurdling, insightful, and irresistible journey into the heart of darkness.

Lady Killer

Lady Killer
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Author: Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
Pages: 156
ISBN: 1515425703
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Unknown

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Lady Killer

Lady Killer
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Author: Jeff Richards
Pages: 142
ISBN: 1599487381
Release: 2019
Editor: Mint Hill Books

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Mitch Lovett, a recently divorced father of two, wasn't looking for anything serious--but when he fooled around with an old friend, Dee Wynn, serious was what he got. Dee, a thirty-something partner at her architecture firm, has decided that Mitch will be hers, and nothing is going to stand in her way. But another old friend from college, Gail, has had her eye on Mitch as well-never mind the fact that she's married, to a jealous, abusive husband, Ed Strickland, who just happens to have received a new gun for his birthday. When Mitch and Gail consummate their long-standing attraction-recklessly following their heart's desires-they set into motion a series of events with ultimately tragic consequences for all involved. Set in Takoma Park (a close-knit liberal community that borders Washington, D.C.) among a group of college friends now raising families together, Lady Killer explores spousal abuse and the ways that both long-standing friendships and marriages can unravel when put to the test. Ultimately, both Mitch and Gail will have to decide who they really are and what they really want-both for themselves and their children. AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY: Jeff Richards is a native Washingtonian who lives in Takoma Park, Maryland with his wife and two dogs. His first novel, Open Country: A Civil War Novel in Stories, was published in 2015 by Paycock Press. His fiction, essays, and cowboy poetry have appeared in over 27 publications including Pinch, New South, and Southern Humanities Review and five anthologies including Tales Out of School (Beacon Press) and Higher Education (Pearson), a college composition reader. He was the fiction editor and board member of the washington review and a college teacher for many years principally at George Washington University. He has worked as a dishwasher, door-to-door salesmen, farm worker, wilderness counselor, newspaper carrier, radio reporter, and busboy. He has hitchhiked across the country five times, but that was a while back. He is a graduate of the Hollins Writing Program and the parent of two grown children who live in Colorado. His website is www.jeffrichardsauthor.com AUTHOR HOME: Takoma Park, Maryland

Lady Killer 2 5

Lady Killer 2  5
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Author: Joelle Jones
Pages: 14
ISBN: PKEY:28659
Release: 2017-01-25
Editor: Dark Horse Comics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"The flair with which Joí‚lle Jones executes the story„not to mention the legitimately world-class artwork„makes this an absolute joy to read."ð„Big Comic Page Josie prepares to defend her family and home with the help of a new ally.

Lady Killer

Lady Killer
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Author: Ed McBain
Pages: 182
ISBN: 1612181732
Release: 2012-03
Editor: 87th Precinct

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Detective Hawes is on the trail of the man who wrote he was going to kill the lady at eight that night.

Lady Killer 2 1

Lady Killer 2  1
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Author: Jo’âlle Jones
Pages: 32
ISBN: PKEY:27205
Release: 2016-08-03
Editor: Dark Horse Comics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Joelle Jones multi Eisner award nominated series continues! The killer housewife is back! The Schuller family has moved to Cocoa Beach, Florida, where life carries on as usual. Josie continues to juggle Tupperware parties, her kids, and a few human heads. However, when someone from her past tails her on a hit, she may be in for more than she bargained for. Lady Killer is worth its weight in gold for the art alone, but the enigmatic Josie Schuller is the real appeal.ð”Newsarama

Lady Killer

Lady Killer
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Author: Meryl Sawyer
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781504027243
Release: 2015-12-22
Editor: Open Road Media

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A serial killer targets a relationship columnist in this mesmerizing tale of romantic suspense from New York Times bestselling–author Meryl Sawyer Dubbed the “Final Call Killer” because he strangles his victims with a telephone cord, Troy Avery is waiting for his next victim to come along. He’s angry, vengeful, and unstoppable. Known as the “Love Doctor,” Jessica Crawford is the San FranciscoHerald’s popular relationship expert. Ironic, since her own love life is practically nonexistent, with the exception of a recent fling with an Adonis-like extreme surfer in Hawaii. Jessica has her own ideas about what drives the Final Call Killer to brutally strangle successful women and profiles him in her column. Hired by the Herald to cover the murders, investigative reporter Cole Rawlings isn’t broadcasting his Kauai tryst with Jessica, but he’s also not hiding his hard feelings toward her for the way she deceived him at his brother’s surfing resort. Still, with Jessica provoking a psychopath whose rage is growing, Cole believes she’ll be the next victim—unless he gets close enough to her to protect her night and day.

Eagle and the Lady Killer

Eagle and the Lady Killer
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Author: Miles Craven
Pages: 339
ISBN: 9781910832578
Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Rowanvale Books

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It’s Halloween 1793 and a teenaged prostitute is found murdered, her body horribly mutilated. A new type of killer is stalking the muddy streets of Leeds and the authorities are perplexed. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 16.0px Helvetica; color: #515151; -webkit-text-stroke: #515151} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Worried about the loss of trade, the town corporation hires John Eagle to investigate. But other murders soon follow, each preceded by a cryptic note. The killer is clever and resourceful, challenging John to find him and break the chain of deaths. A battle of wits ensues in this captivating dark tale, in which the stakes for the young attorney have never been higher.

Lady Killer

Lady Killer
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Author: J. Wolfpaws
Pages: 76
ISBN: 1548436038
Release: 2017-07-07
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Margarite Appleby is a beautiful blond. She comes across a most unique opportunity. One that would significantly change her life. She only has to kill a few people the world would be well without to have the money and lifestyle most people would "kill for". Margarite's decision and the outcomes, would change the lives of many people. Follow the amazing twists of fate that her decision puts in motion. Watch out! Her option may one day come to you!

The Master Key

The Master Key
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Author: Masako Togawa
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781782273868
Release: 2018-03-27
Editor: Pushkin Vertigo

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The prize-winning debut mystery from one of Japan's best-loved crime writers The K Apartments for Ladies are occupied by over one hundred unmarried women, once young and lively, now grown and old—and in some cases, evil. Their residence conceals a secret connecting the unsolved 1951 kidnapping of four-year-old George Kraft to the clandestine burial of a child's body in the basement bath-house. So, when news comes that the building must be moved to make way for a road-building project, more than one tenant waits with apprehension for the grisly revelation that will follow. Then the master key is lost, stolen and re-stolen—and suddenly no-one feels safe. Fiendish intrigue, double identity and an ingenious plot make this a thriller worthy of comparison with the work of P.D. James. The Master Key is the seventeenth book in the Pushkin Vertigo line of crime fiction but can be read as a standalone novel.

The Lady Killers

The Lady Killers
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Author: J.R. Roberts
Pages: 195
ISBN: 9781612325712
Release: 2021
Editor: Speaking Volumes

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BAD THINGS HAPPEN IN THREES... Clint thought visiting his friend on peaceful Mackinac Island would be the perfect vacation. After all, what trouble could follow him to the middle of a lake? But trouble always finds the Gunsmith... And this time, it's a serial killer. There's a whole slew of suspects...the loner, the millionaire, and the entire sanitorium. But there's only one lead: The killer takes three victims a year—and they're all women. Clint and Chief Stewart are searching every inch of the island until justice is served...straight from the end of a barrel!

Lady Killer 2

Lady Killer 2
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Author: Joelle Jones
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781506700298
Release: 2017-12-14
Editor: Dark Horse Comics

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Volume 1: story by Joèelle Jones & Jamie S. Rich; art by Joèelle Jones; colors by Laura Allred; letters by Crank!.

Here Comes the Lady killer

Here Comes the  Lady killer
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Author: Stories Vending Machine
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9811424365
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown

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