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Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives : Stories From The Trailblazers Of Domestic Suspense (2013)


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Published: New York : Penguin Books, 2013
Description:  xxv, 356 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 0143122541 (pbk.), 9780143122548 (pbk.), 9780143122548, 0143122541 :,
Language:  English

Includes suggestions for further reading, pages 353-354

A salute to the real femmes fatales of the domestic suspense genre, and the deceitful children, deranged husbands, vengeful friends, and murderous wives they unleashed. Sarah Weinman, one of today's preeminent authorities of crime fiction, brings together fourteen chilling stories by women who -- from the 1940s through the mid-1970s -- took a scalpel to contemporary society and sliced away to revel its dark essence

Heroine / A nice place to stay / Louisa, please come home / Lavender lady / Sugar and spice / Don't sit under the apple tree / Everybody needs a mink / Purple shroud / Stranger in the car / Splintered Monday / Lost generation / People across the canyon / Mortmain / A case of maximum need /

Patricia Highsmith -- Nedra Tyre -- Shirley Jackson -- Barbara Callahan -- Vera Caspary -- Helen Nielsen -- Dorothy B. Hughes -- Joyce Harrington -- Elisabeth Sanxay Holding -- Charlotte Armstrong -- Dorothy Salisbury Davis -- Margaret Millar -- Miriam Allen Deford -- Celia Fremlin

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Additional Credits:
Highsmith, Patricia, 1921-1995.
Tyre, Nedra.
Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965.
Callahan, Barbara, 1935-2009.
Caspary, Vera, 1899-1987.
Nielsen, Helen.
Hughes, Dorothy B. 1904-1993. (Dorothy Belle),
Harrington, Joyce.
Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay, 1889-1955.
Armstrong, Charlotte, 1905-1969.
Davis, Dorothy Salisbury.
Millar, Margaret, 1915-1994.
De Ford, Miriam Allen, 1888-1975.
Fremlin, Celia.
Weinman, Sarah, editor

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