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  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241442302
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $40.00

Triflers Need Not Apply

Be frightened of her. Secretly root for her. And watch history's original female serial killer find her next victim.




A chilling reimagining of the life of history's original Black Widow

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

Early in life Bella Sorensen discovers the world is made only for men. They own everything: jobs, property, wives. But Bella 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 Bella 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, Bella 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 Bella'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 killing spree 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.

  • Published: 2 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9780241442302
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 448
  • RRP: $40.00

About the author

Camilla Bruce

CAMILLA BRUCE was born 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 and has co-run a small press that published dark fairy tales. Camilla currently lives in Trondheim with her son and cat. You Let Me In is her first novel.

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