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Savage appetites : four true stories of women, crime, and obsession / Rachel Monroe.

Monroe, Rachel, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501188886
  • ISBN: 1501188887
  • Physical Description: ix, 257 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Scribner, 2019.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-257).
Formatted Contents Note:
All crime all the time -- The detective -- The victim -- The defender -- The killer -- Scary stories to tell in the dark.
Summary, etc.:
In this illuminating exploration of women, violence, and obsession, Rachel Monroe interrogates the appeal of true crime through four narratives of fixation. In the 1940s, a bored heiress began creating dollhouse crime scenes depicting murders, suicides, and accidental deaths. Known as the "Mother of Forensic Science," she revolutionized the field of what was then called legal medicine. In the aftermath of the Manson Family murders, a young woman moved into Sharon Tate's guesthouse and, over the next two decades, entwined herself with the Tate family. In the mid-nineties, a landscape architect in Brooklyn fell in love with a convicted murderer, the supposed ringleader of the West Memphis Three, through an intense series of letters. After they married, she devoted her life to getting him freed from death row. And in 2015, a teenager deeply involved in the online fandom for the Columbine killers planned a mass shooting of her own. A combination of personal narrative, reportage, and a sociological examination of violence and media in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Savage appetites is a journey into obsession, scrupulously exploring empathy, justice and the persistent appeal of crime.
Subject: Crime > Sex differences.
True crime stories.
Crime > Case studies.
Crime > United States > Sociological aspects.
Crime > Personal narratives.
Violence in women.
Genre: True crime stories.