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Attention Mystery Readers: Giveaway for Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives

August 30, 2013

Troubled Daughters, Twisted LivesThe hair on your neck will stand up as you read the stories collected and edited by Sarah Weinman for Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense. It’s a tribute to 14 of the women who wrote the great mysteries of yore. Vera Caspary, Nedra Tyre, Shirley Jackson and others paved the way decades ago for the likes of Sue Grafton, Tana French, and most recently, Gillian Flynn. This wonderful collection is full of murderous wives, deranged husbands, deceitful children, and vengeful friends.

Sarah Weinman, news editor for Publishers Marketplace and Crimewave columnist for the National Post, dedicates this book to the question: “Where would today’s bestselling authors…be without the pioneering women writers who came before them and created the psychological thriller?” Indeed!

Here’s what’s being said about Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives:

“Crime connoisseur Sarah Weinman has thoughtfully selected a Whitman’s Sampler of wickedness.” – Publishers Weekly

“This fascinating collection of stories represents a long-overdue tribute to mystery writers who laid the foundation for those of us working in the field today. The remarkable range and complexity of these tales is a humbling reminder of the importance of the trailblazers whose work established psychological suspense as the backbone of crime writing both then and now.” – Sue Grafton

“Troubled, twisted, and terrific. Where have these women been?” Sarah Weinman’s Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives serves up stellar short stories, forgotten gems by some of the finest authors of their era.” – Hallie Ephron

Penguin Books has generously offered up a copy for the lucky winner of my Giveaway. If you’d like a chance to win Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, email your name and mailing address to Unfortunately, you must reside in the U.S.

Put Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives Giveaway in the e-mail subject line.  One entry per person, please. Your chance of winning increases if you leave a comment or like the post. If you have entered but not won a book in past Giveaways, this could be your lucky day.

I’ll accept entries until midnight on September 3, 2013—at which time I’ll draw the winning name. Your email address and other personal information will never be sold or given to a third party except in those instances where the publisher requires a mailing address for sending giveaway winners copies of the book.

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  1. Count me in! because this looks like a fantastic compilation. I’ve often wondered how Shirley Jackson slept at night. Her stories always prevented me from getting any shut eye. I’m not familiar with the other writers so kudos to Penguin for putting this together.

  2. Jon Lauderbaugh permalink

    Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives Giveaway: This looks great. Throw my ring into the hat…or somethimg like that.

  3. Gotta love the catchy title . . .

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