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Laura (Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp)

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Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms—not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura’s death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he’s been seduced by a dead woman—or has he?

Laura won lasting renown as an Academy Award-nominated 1944 film, the greatest noir romance of all time. Vera Caspary’s equally haunting novel is remarkable for its stylish, hardboiled writing, its electrifying plot twists, and its darkly complex characters—including a woman who stands as the ultimate femme fatale.

Synopsis:

Basis for the famous film noir: a woman who kept men spellbound--even after her death.

About the Author

Vera Caspary (1904-1987) is best known for her skillfully crafted and psychologically complex murder mysteries. Several of her books were made into films, including Laura, Bedelia, and The Man Who Loved His Wife. She was also a playwright and screenwriter, and was an important figure in the radical political causes of her day.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558615069
Author:
Caspary, Vera
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Afterword by:
Emrys, A. B.
Afterword:
Emrys, A. B.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Police
Subject:
Single women
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Police -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Library Binding
Series:
Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp
Publication Date:
20051031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.3 x 0.9 in 12 oz

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