Regardless of their fame or familiarity, each woman’s story is a fascinating (albeit short) read, and educational—especially for any woman looking to do away with a pesky husband, annoying ex, disturbing neighbor, or even, yes, a wayward misbehaving child ... Although the idea of such murderous woman can send chills up the spine, Wright loads She Kills Me with small bits of humor. Perhaps this is her way of lightening the topic, and it works well ... Wright has done substantial reference on her subjects and skillfully taken large amounts of information and boiled it down to readable facts and comprehensible material ... an evening—at most two days—of reading. And it gives women who find themselves in untenable situations something interesting to think about!
A serious subject, women who kill, gets a jaunty treatment by author Wright. Brief essays give an overview of women who committed murder for a variety of reasons but with a common thread of bucking the patriarchy ... Wright likes to keep it humorous, which mostly suits the sketches but sometimes feels out of place and could turn some folks off. Readers who want to just dip their toes in the lady-killer pool will be most pleased with this book and will likely find at least a couple of subjects they want to explore further.
Each account is brief, an amuse-bouche for readers interested in crimes perpetrated by women ... This book of bite-size essays will appeal to fans of crime podcasts such as My Favorite Murder. Recommended for libraries seeking to diversify their true crime collections.