Category Archives: Murderous Women

The Lively Lady of Mære

I sometimes lament how few interesting murderesses we have in my part of the world when the truth is that I just might not know about them. I guess devious murder isn’t something people in general talk about, and that … Continue reading

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Arsenic – A Girl’s Best Friend

Nevermind the diamonds, arsenic has been a girl’s best friend for centuries. The mineral has been useful as cosmetics, fabric dye and as a component in home decorations like wallpapers, lampshades and paint. It has also proven to be gem in … Continue reading

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The Ballad of Belle Gunness

To me, one of the most fascinating things about dramatic events like murder, accidents or other disasters is the stories and other kinds of folk art that follows in their wake. I think it says a lot about people and/or … Continue reading

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Katie Bender, Witch of the Prairie

While researching folklore that crops up in serial killers’ wake, I found some really interesting stories linking Katie Bender, of the infamous Bender family, to old-school witchcraft. The Benders, Ma, Pa and Katie and John, arrived in Cherryvale, Kansas, in … Continue reading

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