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My Five Favorite Femme Fatales in Fiction

By Kate Kessler, author of Dead Ringer

 

Women don’t get as much play as men when it comes to being methodical, cold-blooded killers, but rest assured, there are a few of them out there who rival Hannibal Lector and Dexter. Here are a few suggestions if you’re looking to read about women with a truly dark side.

 

 

There you have it! Five of my favorite female fictional femme fatales! I think we’re sorely lacking in dangerous women in fiction. How about you? Of course, real life is full of ladies who poisoned, stabbed, and shot their way into the history books—and they’re just waiting to inspire some curious writer to put them on paper.

 


About Kate Kessler

Kate Kessler is the author of a number of thrillers, including her most recent novel Dead Ringer. Her previous works include the popular Audrey Harte novels, beginning with It Takes One. A former delinquent, Kate now prefers to write about trouble rather than cause it, and spends her days writing about why people do the things they do.