Men often kill as a result of 'toxic masculinity', the old norms that men should be tough, aggressive, quick to anger. Or they feel entitled, and the perceived loss of power has deadly consequences. Women killers most often kill to protect themselves or their children; however, although fewer in number, there are those with toxic personalities, who are manipulative, and kill because they want something. Read the fascinating stories of the men and women who kill in Toxic.
Contains shocking stories including Borce Ristevski’s murder of his wife Karen, the murder and attempted murder committed by Patricia Byers, and Olga Neubert’s murder at the hands of her estranged husband Klaus.
Lindy Cameron is a high-profile Australian fiction and non-fiction author, who has won Ned Kelly and Davitt awards. She is also a national co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia and editor of their magazine, Stiletto.
Fin J Ross is a journalist and creative writing teacher who has written several books, including two others with Cameron.