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Triflers Need Not Apply by Camilla Bruce
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Triflers Need Not Apply

Be frightened of her. Secretly root for her. And watch history’s original female serial killer find her next victim.
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Length 15 hours 27 minutes
Language English
Narrators Natalie Naudus & Stacey Glemboski

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THE DELICIOUSLY DARK REIMAGINING OF THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HISTORY'S ORIGINAL FEMALE SERIAL KILLER

Belle Sorensen loves men.
She loves them to death . . .

Early in life Belle Sorensen discovers the world is made only for men. They own everything: jobs, property, wives. But Belle understands what few others do: where women are concerned, men are weak.

A woman unhampered by scruples can take from them what she wants. And so Belle sets out to prove to the world that a woman can be just as ruthless, black-hearted and single-minded as any man.

Starting with her long suffering husband, Mads, Belle embarks on a killing spree the like of which has never been seen before nor since.

And through it all her kind, older sister Nellie can only watch in horror as Belle's schemes to enrich herself and cut down the male population come to a glorious, dreadful fruition . . .

Based on the true story of Belle Gunness whose murderous rampage began in Chicago in 1900, Triflers Need Not Apply is a novelistic tour de force exploring one woman's determination to pay men back for all they have taken.

© Camilla Bruce 2021 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

CAMILLA BRUCE was born in central Norway and grew up in an old forest, next to an Iron Age burial mound. She has a master's degree in comparative literature from The Norwegian University of Science and Technology and currently lives in Trondheim with her son and cat. Triflers Need Not Apply was her first foray into historical fiction; she has also published two highly acclaimed speculative novels: You Let Me In and The Witch in the Well.

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Reviews

Got me out of a reading slump! Dark glee, tragedy . . . fans of my story The Corset will gobble this up Dark, twisted and dangerously addictive A brutal and compelling tale that starts as a revenge story but quickly becomes so much more. Clever, shocking and horrific in places, it's the sort of book for which the phrase 'page-turner' was invented. Come for the fabulous premise, stay for the razor-sharp portrait of a marvelously complex (and often totally terrifying) mind. I was a big fan of You Let Me In, but Camilla Bruce has absolutely outdone herself with Bella Sorensen and Triflers Need Not Apply. Explosive . . . If you like true crime, you'll devour this chilling story of revenge Deliciously dark, wickedly observed with a protagonist who will haunt you in the best way. Utterly gripping, chillingly compelling - you won't read another story quite like Bella's. Loved this fascinating tale of how a woman's pain turns to rage and then murder. Based on the real life adventures of serial killer Belle Gunness, this book is a dark, thrilling ride into a world of revenge. Oh so satisfying. Triflers Need Not Apply is a perfect read for any crime fiction fan. A chilling immersion into the mind of a serial killer - dark, seductive and addictive. A truly gripping read. Based on a true story, with dark humour throughout, you will be hooked Extraordinary. Bruce does a marvellous job of reimagining this real-life murderer, without excusing her crimes This gory fictionalisation of her story is also a great character study Clever and pacy . . . To think of [Bella] only as a cruel murderer is too two-dimensional and doesn't do her, or Camilla's writing, justice Chilling. Camilla Bruce's adept reimagining of this compelling historical figure is difficult to forget You'll veer between pity and loathing for the main character, with perhaps a touch of horrified admiration at times Expand reviews
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