Three writers investigate women’s various roles in true crime: witnesses, perpetrators, consumers, and survivors.

Patti McCracken’s The Angel Makers unveils a ring of arsenic poisoners in the 1920’s, women who used extreme and violent means to gain agency. In bullet points: a lyric, Jennifer Sutherland considers an American courthouse shooting. Sarah Weinman, editor of Evidence of Things Seen, brings together an intersectional survey of essays covering true crime, investigating its cultural impact.

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