Category Archives: Murderous Women

IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE is a BUZZ BOOKS Pick!

I’m so thrilled to learn that an excerpt from IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE is included in Publisher’s Lunch BUZZ BOOKS 2020 Fall/Winter edition. Buzz Books 2020 “presents passionate readers with an insider’s look at 30 of the buzziest books … Continue reading

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IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE

I’m so very excited to share my next novel, IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE, an audacious tale of feminine rage about one of the most prolific female serial killers in American history — and the men who drove her to … Continue reading

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IN THE GARDEN OF SPITE Will Be Published!

I’m SO thrilled to announce that my dark historical novel about Norwegian-American serial killer Belle Gunness has found wonderful homes with Berkley (US) and Michael Joseph (UK). I just couldn’t be happier, and can’t wait to see it become a … Continue reading

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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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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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