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by Vera Caspary

Author: Vera Caspary
Language: English
Publisher: W.H. Allen / Virgin Books; First edition (November 8, 1971)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Suspense and Mystery
Rating: 4.6
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Vera Louise Caspary (November 13, 1899 – June 13, 1987) was an American writer of novels, plays, screenplays, and short stories. Her best-known novel, Laura, was made into a highly successful movie.

Vera Louise Caspary (November 13, 1899 – June 13, 1987) was an American writer of novels, plays, screenplays, and short stories. Though she claimed she was not a "real" mystery writer, her novels effectively merged women's quest for identity and love with murder plots. Independence is the key to her protagonists, with her novels revolving around women who are menaced, but who turn out to be neither victimized nor rescued damsels.

A young woman when the Great Depression hit America, Caspary soon developed a keen interest in Socialist causes, and joined Vera Caspary, an acclaimed American writer of novels, plays, short stories and screenplays, was born in Chicago in 1899. Her writing talent shone from a young age and, following the death of her father, her work became the primary source of income for Caspary and her mother. A young woman when the Great Depression hit America, Caspary soon developed a keen interest in Socialist causes, and joined the Communist Party under a pseudonym.

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Select Format: Hardcover. ISBN13:9780491000994. Release Date:November 1971.

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Vera Caspary and others were the forerunners of Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott, Laura Lippmann and of course, Paula Hawkins' Irish Times.

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Long before Desperate Housewives, there was Bedelia: pretty, ultra femme, and adoring as a kitten. Caspary builds this tale to a peak of psychological suspense as her characters are trapped together by a blizzard. A perfect housekeeper and lover, she wants nothing more than to please her insecure new husband, who can’t believe his luck. The true Bedelia, the woman who chose murder over a life on the street, reveals how she turns male fantasies of superiority into a deadly con. Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women’s writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid-20th century.

Vera Caspary, the famed author of Laura, gives us another gripping crime drama, told through shifting points of view. Instead of rehashing a story that's already been proven popular elsewhere, he finds a fresh one: the murder of Warren G. Wilson, famed figurehead of a correspondence course.

Further Information Vera Caspary was born in Chicago on 13th November 1904. She is best known for her mystery novels, she also wrote five non-criminous titles as well as plays and numerous screenplays

Further Information Vera Caspary was born in Chicago on 13th November 1904. She is best known for her mystery novels, she also wrote five non-criminous titles as well as plays and numerous screenplays. Her best known work, is of course, her first, Laura, which remains a cornerstone title still today.