Jessica Mason

Jessica Mason is a freelance writer based in Chicago. She enjoys exploring some of the more obscure corners of 19th and 20th century, including true crime cases, and is especially interested in crimes perpetrated by women. She can be contacted at
Jun 19, 2010
The Papin sisters The strange case of the Papin sisters is notable not only for its shocking violence but because the gender of both the perpetrators and victims was female. The case became a media sensation in France with its lurid undertones of lesbianism and incest; the...