Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense

edited by Sarah Weinman Paperback, 356 pages; 2013
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Too focused on the female perspective for the "hard-boiled" genre and too sinister to be considered "cozies," the chilling short stories featured in this spine-tingling collection - all written by women from the 1930s to the 1970s - helped spawn a new category of mystery fiction that Sarah Weinman dubs "domestic suspense." Fourteen tales by writers like Patricia Highsmith and Shirley Jackson (as well as pieces by criminally forgotten mystery mavens) probe the darkest recesses of the human psyche - a cuckolded wife plots her revenge, a young nanny struggles to contain her morbid tendencies, a socialite's jealousy of her cousin turns murderous - while brilliantly subverting social expectations of a woman's role. Weinman argues that these sorts of works paved the way for such contemporary writers as Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, and Tana French. Anyone who loves psychologically rich thrillers will devour this collection of deliciously creepy gems! (AG)

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