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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