Women Crime Writers

Women Crime Writers

Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s

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Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today’s bestseller lists, the extraordinary work of the mid-century pioneers of the genre is largely unknown. This volume gathers four classic works that together reveal the vital and unacknowledged lineage to today’s leading crime writers. From the 1940s here are Vera Caspary’s famous career girl mystery Laura, Helen Eustis’s intricate academic thriller The Horizontal Man, Dorothy B. Hughes’s In a Lonely Place, the terrifyingly intimate portrait of a serial killer, and Elizabeth Sanxay Holding’s The Blank Wall, in which a wife in wartime is forced to take extreme measures when her family is threatened.
Publisher: [New York] : The Library of America, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781598534306
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 767 pages ; 21 cm


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