"I wasn't interested in writing about a fedora-wearing, whiskey-drinking, smooth operator who has to find a femme fatale's missing sister. I think that's been done to death and much better than I could ever do."
After decades of being fascinated by this story, I wanted to write about Iva and get to the heart of her story. Who was this woman to commit these murders and imagine she would get away with them? If she hadn't been caught, how many other people would she have killed?