When She Was Bad How and Why Women Get Away with Murder


When She Was Bad How and Why Women Get Away with Murder

  • ISBN 13:


  • ISBN 10:


  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 01/05/2021
  • Publisher: Vintage Canada

List Price $15.50 Save

Rent $11.51
Added Benefits of Renting

Free Shipping Both Ways Free Shipping Both Ways
Highlight/Take Notes Like You Own It Highlight/Take Notes Like You Own It
Purchase/Extend Before Due Date Purchase/Extend Before Due Date

List Price $15.50 Save $0.54

New $14.96

Usually Ships in 2-3 Business Days

We Buy This Book Back We Buy This Book Back!

Included with your book

Free Shipping On Every Order Free Shipping On Every Order

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Extend or Purchase Your Rental at Any Time

Need to keep your rental past your due date? At any time before your due date you can extend or purchase your rental through your account.


Winner of the Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime Book

From award-winning author and journalist Patricia Pearson, When She Was Bad questions our understanding of violent women.

Why do some women murder their children? Why do others team up with men in ghoulish killing sprees? What motivates the female serial killer?
     When She Was Bad explores the enigmatic heart of female darkness, drawing into focus such fascinating characters as Dorothea Puente, who murdered several elderly tenants in her boarding house in Sacramento; Mary Beth Tinning, who killed eight of her children in upstate New York; Karla Homolka, who joined forces with Paul Bernardo to abduct, rape and murder school girls in southern Ontario; and Karla Faye Tucker, the born-again Christian who was executed in Texas for having killed two people with a pickax.
     In this provocative book, Patricia Pearson explores women's innate capacity for aggression, an idea we remain deeply uncomfortable with.

Author Biography

Read more