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Oct 07, 2009
| ISBN 9780307425768
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Oct 07, 2009 | ISBN 9780307425768
A brilliant collection of 26 original stories from the best women crime writers of our times, introduced and edited by Sara Paretsky From wicked irony and white-collar crime in Amanda Cross’s “The Baroness,” to the chilling “Only A woman,” Algerian writer Amel Benaboura’s English-language debut, here are voices known and unknown at home and abroad, as familiar crime turf in America and England is expanded to Russia, Algeria, Austria, Germany, and South America.From Ruth Rendell’s lovelorn secretary to Eleanor Taylor Bland’s Asian-African college professor, the women characters in these tales are girlfriends who collaborate to catch a thief . . . or get away with murder; P.I.s who keep guns in their handbags . . . or their bras; crime victims, homeless, women, or housewives whose ordinary lives take a brutal, sometimes fatal twist. But in each case, a master storyteller has created new, powerful fiction that plumbs the depth and breadth of a woman’s art.
Sara Paretsky is the author of 20 books, including her renowned V. I. Warshawski novels. Her many awards include the Cartier Diamond Dagger Lifetime Achievement Award from the British Crime Writers’ Association and the 2011 Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master… More about Sara Paretsky
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