New Stuff Tuesday – January 19, 2016

Women Crime Writers

Women Crime Writers:
Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s
edited by Sarah Weinman
PS648.C7 W66 2015
New Arrivals, 2nd floor

Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s and its partner book Women Crime Writers: Four Suspense Novels of the 1950s bring back hardboiled fiction from the height of the noir era. Forerunners to contemporary “domestic suspense” novels, these stories explore the terrors of family life, personality disorders, horrors of the mind, confused sexual identity, and more. Each volume contains four novels by women from that decade:

  1. Laura by Vera Caspary
  2. The Horizontal Man by Helen Eustis
  3. In a Lonely Place by Dorothy B. Hughes
  4. The Blank Wall by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding
  5. Mischief by Charlotte Armstrong
  6. The Blunderer by Patricia Highsmith
  7. Beast in View by Margaret Millar
  8. Fools’ Gold by Dolores Hitchens

The books have a companion website that provides author biographies, appreciations of the works by well-known contemporary authors, a timeline, and more.

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