Saturday, September 24, 2016

Women in Crime Fiction: September 27


If you're in New York City next Tuesday, you'll want to join four of the genre’s most acclaimed and celebrated writers for a very special panel at the Center for Fiction.

Edgar Award-winners Megan Abbott and Laura Lippman, NYTbestseller Alafair Burke, and USA Today bestseller Alison Gaylin will discuss what the prevalence of women writers says about the current state of crime fiction. The event will be moderated by Slate’s Laura Miller.

Of Megan Abbott’s latest novel You Will Know Me (Little, Brown and Company), The New York Times says, “Ms. Abbott…resumes her customary role of black cat, opaque and unblinking, filling her readers with queasy suspicion at every turn.”

In their review of Wilde Lake (William Morrow), the Washington Post celebrates Laura Lippman as “one of today’s essential writers,” adding, “(y)ou rarely find characterizations as sensitive as these in genre fiction or, indeed, any fiction.”

Publishers Weekly says of Burke’s novel The Ex (Harper), “Burke keeps the suspense high throughout, prying open mysteries of relationships and perception.”

Of What Remains of Me (William Morrow), Huffpost Books praises Alison Gaylin’s “highly imaginative tale of revenge, betrayal, family ties and forbidden secrets.” Lippman says of the novel, “You’ll stay up late to read it, then hound your friends to follow suit so you can stay up late to talk about it,” Abbott says, “you’ll be left gasping for air,” and Burke describes it as “a riveting, emotionally complex thriller.” High praise indeed!

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