A Moment on the Edge

100 Years of Crime Stories by Women

by Elizabeth George

On Sale: 06/28/2005

A Moment on the Edge

100 Years of Crime Stories by Women

by Elizabeth George

On Sale: 06/28/2005

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About the Book

“An absolutely first-rate anthology. . . a thoughtful and intelligent paean to crime fiction.” — New York Sun

#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George serves up a century's worth of superb crime fiction penned by women. This veritable all-star team delivers tales of dark deeds that will keep you reading long into the night. Some of the works included are:

  • "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell
  • The Summer of People" by Shirley Jackson
  • "The Irony of Hate" by Ruth Rendell
  • "Country Lovers" by Nadine Gordimer
  • "Wild Mustard" by Marcia Muller
  • "Murder-Two" by Joyce Carol Oates
  • "The Man Who Knew How" by Dorothy Sayers

A Moment on the Edge is a rare treat not only for fans of crime fiction but also for anyone who appreciates a skillfully written, deftly told story.

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Critical Praise

“From start to finish, a first-rate anthology.” - Booklist

“The stories sparkle…. It’s these stories, that work as short fiction as well as they work as mysteries, that give the collection its life.” - Detroit Free Press

“Sterling examples of both British stories a la Agatha Christie and distinctively American tales.” - Publishers Weekly

“A huge feast of female-authored short crime stories....you’ll find everything from cozies to outright terror.” - Bookreporter.com

“A solid selection...the stories themselves speak for the part women have played in the development of the modern mystery.” - Denver Post

“Lively, informative introduction....The chronological arrangement gives the reader a feel for the evolution of crime fiction over the past century.” - Library Journal

“An absolutely first-rate anthology...a thoughtful and intelligent paean to crime fiction.” - New York Sun

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060588229
  • ISBN 10: 0060588225
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/28/2005
  • Pages: 560
  • List Price:21.00 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Collections & Anthologies
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / International Mystery & Crime
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

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