Welcome to the official home of Sarah Weinman, editor of WOMEN CRIME WRITERS: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s, published by the Library of America in September 2015. You can learn much more about the eight books included in the two volumes at the companion website, which includes specially commissioned appreciations by some of the world's most renowned crime writers in the country.
I'll also be going on a multi-city, cross-country tour throughout the fall of 2015. Check here for dates and scheduled events through the beginning of November, with more events to be added soon. Any updates and media coverage of WOMEN CRIME WRITERS will appear in my weekly newsletter The Crime Lady , launched at the beginning of 2015 and sent out every Wednesday.
TROUBLED DAUGHTERS, TWISTED WIVES: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense, was published by Penguin Books on August 27, 2013 and was nominated for an Anthony Award. The anthology was also hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as "simply one of the most significant anthologies of crime fiction, ever." Much more information about Troubled Daughters, the authors, the stories, current news, critical acclaim and reviews, advance praise, and recent and upcoming events is at the anthology's companion website, DomesticSuspense.com.
You may have also landed here because of my Hazlitt article "The Real Lolita", on the 1948 abduction of 11-year-old Sally Horner and its inspiration for Vladimir Nabokov's iconic 1955 novel, published in November 2014, or from a July 2015 piece for Hazlitt on the 50th anniversary of the Alice Crimmins case, or from my New York Times Magazine article "The Murderer and the Manuscript", about a debut private detective novelist currently serving a life sentence for murder. So far in 2015 I've profiled Mary Higgins Clark for the Guardian and reviewed some of my favorite books of the year so far for the Globe & Mail and the National Post.
2014 also saw me writing about the new Philip Marlowe novel by Benjamin Black (aka John Banville) and the weird world of literary brand management for The Nation, on the puzzling trend of novels about the wives of writers (and other creative types) for The New Republic, and on the novels of Helen MacInnes, the great 20th century lady spy novelist, for the New York Times Book Review.