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. Included are these works:
"A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan GlaspellThe 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
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.
"Crime is mankind on the edge... stepping out of the norm," Elizabeth George writes in the introduction to her anthology A Moment on the Edge, a wide-ranging collection of crime stories by 20th-century British and American women. Perennial favorites (Dorothy L. Sayers, Marcia Muller) mingle with more mainstream writers (Joyce Carol Oates, Nadine Gordimer). Arranged chronologically, the volume includes sterling examples of both British stories a la Agatha Christie and distinctively American tales, such as Susan Glaspell's stark story of frontier misery, "A Jury of Her Peers," which heads the collection. .