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Why are women obsessed with true crime? Rachel Monroe has some answers

Mon, 08/19/2019 - 19:00

Monroe, the author of Savage Appetites, reckons with women, crime and obsession: ‘I like my true crime a bit problematic’

Why are so many women obsessed with true crime – and what does it say about our society?

In Savage Appetites: Four True Stories of Women, Crime and Obsession (Scribner, 20 August), journalist Rachel Monroe weaves crime reporting, cultural criticism and personal essay into a study of true crime and its seductive power.

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