The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth by Josh Levin

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The Queen is a fascinating book revealing the life and crimes of Linda Taylor, a Chicago woman who spawned the myth of the infamous welfare queen. While Taylor was undoubtedly a welfare cheat, she was also a kidnapper and perhaps even a murderer… but the welfare fraud was the only thing anyone seemed to care about.

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In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer by Stephan Jakobi

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In the Mind of a Female Serial Killer explores the lives of four women and the shocking crimes they committed during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in England.

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The Beast I Loved: A Battered Woman’s Desperate Struggle to Survive by Robert Davidson

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The Beast I Loved: A Battered Woman’s Desperate Struggle to Survive tells the story of June Briand. In February 1987, after five years of marriage, she shot and killed her husband James. Convicted of first-degree murder, Briand served ten years of a fifteen year sentence before being pardoned.

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Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

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Oil brought unimaginable riches to the Osage Nation in Oklahoma in the early years of the twentieth century, and made them the “richest people per capita in the world” by the 1920s. It also brought about the “Reign of Terror,” a period of time between 1921 – 1926  when racism and insatiable greed led to many of the Osage being murdered for their headrights, which were worth millions of dollars. When the newly-created FBI first investigated the case, they botched it. Once former Texas Ranger Tom White and his undercover team were put in charge, however, significant progress was made and the evil conspiracy that devastated so many families was finally exposed.

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