Camilla Bruce

Triflers Need Not Apply
  • Triflers Need Not Apply

  • You've never met a woman as dangerous as Bella Sorensen . . .


    'Dark, twisted and dangerously addictive' SAM LLOYD, bestselling author of THE MEMORY WOOD
    'Extraordinary. Bruce does a marvellous job of reimagining this real-life murderer, without excusing her crimes' The Times

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

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

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

    An unscrupulous woman can take what she wants. And so Bella sets out to prove she can be as ruthless and black-hearted as any man.

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

    And leaving kind, older sister Nellie to gaze in horror as Bella's schemes to enrich herself and cut down the male population come to terrible 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.

    'Explosive . . . If you like true crime, you'll devour this chilling story of revenge' WOMAN'S WEEKLY

    'Dark glee, tragedy . . . Fans of my story The Corset will gobble this up' LAURA PURCELL

    'Come for the fabulous premise, stay for the razor-sharp portrait of a marvelously complex (and often totally terrifying) mind . . . Camilla Bruce has absolutely outdone herself' LAIRD HUNT

    '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' LUCIE MCKNIGHT HARDY

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 a varied work history in communications and project management. Camilla currently lives in Trondheim with her son and cat. Triflers Need Not Apply is her first foray into historical fiction, following her debut speculative novel You Let Me In.

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