Friday, July 26, 2013
Sarah Weinman Salutes the Women of Suspense
I read Millar's story first, something reminiscent of a really good Twilight Zone episode and definitely a fun thing to read right before bed!
Other writers in the book include the great Charlotte Armstrong and Patricia Highsmith (author of The Talented Mr. Ripley).
For those who loved Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" (which used to be in just about every grade school anthology, guaranteeing nightmares for generations of children), Weinman has provided a different Jackson tale, equally eerie and memorable.
It's so refreshing to see a book focused on the talented women in mystery fiction--the undersung writers whose accomplishments, if you read the biographies listed here, are multitudinous.
Hurrah! May more books like this be forthcoming.