Category Archives: Murderous Women


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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