Take Two for September 4, 2013

'Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives' and the lesser-known world of domestic suspense

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives

Penguin Books

Cover of the book, "Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives."

Crime thrillers are populated by hard-boiled detectives and wiseguys, the domain of male writers like Raymond Chandler, and a sprinkling of women.

But female writers dominate a lesser-known corner of the crime genre , called domestic suspense. These stories of intrigue played out in the home.

In her new book, "Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense," editor Sarah Weinman introduces readers to 14 women authors who you may not have heard of.

Weinman joins the show from New York to tell us how domestic suspense movies thrived during a period of social change for women. 


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