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The Resource Savage appetites : four true stories of women, crime, and obsession, Rachel Monroe

Savage appetites : four true stories of women, crime, and obsession, Rachel Monroe

Label
Savage appetites : four true stories of women, crime, and obsession
Title
Savage appetites
Title remainder
four true stories of women, crime, and obsession
Statement of responsibility
Rachel Monroe
Title variation
Four true stories of women, crime, and obsession
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In this illuminating exploration of women, violence, and obsession, Rachel Monroe interrogates the appeal of true crime through four narratives of fixation. In the 1940s, a bored heiress began creating dollhouse crime scenes depicting murders, suicides, and accidental deaths. Known as the "Mother of Forensic Science," she revolutionized the field of what was then called legal medicine. In the aftermath of the Manson Family murders, a young woman moved into Sharon Tate's guesthouse and, over the next two decades, entwined herself with the Tate family. In the mid-nineties, a landscape architect in Brooklyn fell in love with a convicted murderer, the supposed ringleader of the West Memphis Three, through an intense series of letters. After they married, she devoted her life to getting him freed from death row. And in 2015, a teenager deeply involved in the online fandom for the Columbine killers planned a mass shooting of her own. A combination of personal narrative, reportage, and a sociological examination of violence and media in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Savage appetites is a journey into obsession, scrupulously exploring empathy, justice and the persistent appeal of crime
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DAD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Monroe, Rachel
Dewey number
  • 364.3/74
  • 364.1523
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6529
LC item number
.M645 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Crime
  • True crime stories
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Crime
  • Murder
  • Violence in women
Label
Savage appetites : four true stories of women, crime, and obsession, Rachel Monroe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
All crime all the time -- The detective -- The victim -- The defender -- The killer -- Scary stories to tell in the dark
Control code
on1112078952
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9781501188886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Savage appetites : four true stories of women, crime, and obsession, Rachel Monroe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-257)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
All crime all the time -- The detective -- The victim -- The defender -- The killer -- Scary stories to tell in the dark
Control code
on1112078952
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9781501188886
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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