Synopses & Reviews
“A Hell of a Woman is not only an exceptionally entertaining anthology, it’s an invaluable resource that will be cherished by aficionados of the genre.”—Paul Goat Allen, Chicago Tribune
An original anthology.
A collection of twenty-five original female noir stories by some of today’s top crime writers, including Vicki Hendricks, Sara Gran, Christa Faust, Naomi Hirahara, Charlie Huston, and more. Includes a special fifty-page appendix of essays on female noir pioneers.
- Daniel Woodrell’s “Uncle”—Nominated for the Edgar and Anthony awards
- Cornelia Read’s “Hungry Enough”—Winner of the Shamus Award
An Edgar Award-nominated anthology of female noir stories. Includes the 2008 Edgar Award-nominated tale, Uncle, by Daniel Woodrell. Featuring original stories by Lynne Barrett, Charlotte Carter, Christa Faust, Alison Gaylin, Sara Gran, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Vicki Hendricks, Naomi Hirahara, Annette Meyers, Donna Moore, Vin Packer, Rebecca Pawel, Cornelia Read, Lisa Respers France, S. J. Rozan, Sandra Scoppettone, Zoe Sharp, Sarah Weinman, Ken Bruen, Stona Fitch, Allan Guthrie, Charlie Huston, Eddie Muller and Daniel Woodrell. Also features special 50-page appendix of appreciation essays of female noir characters and pioneers, by today's top crime writers.
An award-winning collection of female noir stories by today's top female crime writers (with a few men thrown in).
About the Author
Megan Abbott is the Edgar Award-winning author of Die a Little, The Song Is You, and Queenpin. She also edited Busted Flush Press' female noir anthology, A Hell of a Woman. Her Damn Near Dead (Busted Flush Press) short story, "Policy," was the basis for her Edgar-winning novel, Queenpin. She has a Ph.D. in English and American literature.