A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women (Paperback)

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“An absolutely first-rate anthology. . . a thoughtful and intelligent paean to crime fiction.” — New York Sun

#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth George serves up a century's worth of superb crime fiction penned by women. This veritable all-star team delivers tales of dark deeds that will keep you reading long into the night. Some of the works included are:

  • "A Jury of Her Peers" by Susan Glaspell
  • The Summer of People" by Shirley Jackson
  • "The Irony of Hate" by Ruth Rendell
  • "Country Lovers" by Nadine Gordimer
  • "Wild Mustard" by Marcia Muller
  • "Murder-Two" by Joyce Carol Oates
  • "The Man Who Knew How" by Dorothy Sayers

A Moment on the Edge is a rare treat not only for fans of crime fiction but also for anyone who appreciates a skillfully written, deftly told story.

About the Author

Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels of psychological suspense, one book of nonfiction, and two short story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière, and the MIMI, Germany's prestigious prize for suspense fiction. She lives in Washington State.

Praise For…

“From start to finish, a first-rate anthology.”

“The stories sparkle…. It’s these stories, that work as short fiction as well as they work as mysteries, that give the collection its life.”
Detroit Free Press

“Sterling examples of both British stories a la Agatha Christie and distinctively American tales.”
Publishers Weekly

“A huge feast of female-authored short crime stories....you’ll find everything from cozies to outright terror.”

“A solid selection...the stories themselves speak for the part women have played in the development of the modern mystery.”
Denver Post

“Lively, informative introduction....The chronological arrangement gives the reader a feel for the evolution of crime fiction over the past century.”
Library Journal

“An absolutely first-rate anthology...a thoughtful and intelligent paean to crime fiction.”
New York Sun
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060588229
ISBN-10: 0060588225
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: June 28th, 2005
Pages: 560
Language: English