By Vera Caspary

Long sooner than Desperate Housewives, there has been Bedelia: beautiful, extremely femme, and "adoring as a kitten." an ideal housekeeper and lover, she wishes not anything greater than to delight her insecure new husband, who cannot think his success. yet is Bedelia too stable to be true?

A mysterious new neighbor seems to be a detective at the path of a "kitten with claws of steel"—a picture-perfect spouse with a string of useless husbands in her wake. Caspary builds this story to a top of mental suspense as her characters are trapped jointly by means of a snow fall. the genuine Bedelia, the lady who selected homicide over a lifestyles in the street, unearths how she turns male fantasies of superiority right into a lethal con.

Femmes Fatales restores to print the easiest of women’s writing within the vintage pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From secret to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, those rediscovered queens of pulp provide subversive views on a turbulent period. benefit from the sequence: Bedelia; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The ladies in 3-B; Laura; The guy Who enjoyed His Wife; Mother reveals a Body; Now, Voyager; Return to Lesbos; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Stella Dallas; Women's Barracks.

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