Catch the Novel Gazing Podcast with Mary Kay McBrayer

Listen to the new podcast, Novel Gazing with Mary Kay McBrayer, author of America’s First Female Serial Killer. Novel Gazing is a biweekly podcast dedicated to news, recommendations, and general goings-on from the world of literary fiction.

Mary Kay McBrayer is a contributing editor for Book Riot, where she co-host the literary fiction podcast, Novel Gazing, and writes their weekly horror newsletter, The Fright Stuff. If you want to hear her country mouse voice talk horror, you can also listen to the podcast she co-founded, in which they analyze horror movies, Everything Trying to Kill You. Mary Kay’s writing can also be found on HorrorDNA, Killer Horror Critic and Narratively.

If you enjoyed books such as In Cold Blood, Perfume, Alias Grace, or Devil in the White City, you will love reading America’s First Female Serial Killer: Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster by Mary Kay McBrayer.

Mary Kay McBrayer


America's First Female Serial Killer by Mary Kay McBrayer

America’s First Female Serial Killer

Jane Toppan and the Making of a Monster

For readers who are fascinated by how serial killers are made. This book is for listeners of true crime podcasts and readers of both fiction and true crime nonfiction. It is for watchers of television shows like Deadly Women and Mindhunter, who are fascinated by how killers are made. It’s for self-conscious feminists, Americans trying to bootstrap themselves into success, and anyone who loves a vigilante beatdown, especially one gone off the rails.