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And Then There Were Nine . . .
More Women of Mystery
Edited by Jane S. Bakerman

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Within the formulas of crime fiction, this collection ranges from writers Daphne du Maurier and Margery Allingham, whose names are synonymous with conventional subgenres of crime fiction, through Patricia Highsmith, and Shirley Jackson, who deliberately set conventions aside or who moved those conventions into other realms. Most important, perhaps, Jackson, Highsmith and E. X. Ferrars depict civilizations that are not essentially orderly, that are not founded upon a commonly understood concept of justice—where one must make her own order.

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Cover image is pink with a black and white illustration of a woman's hand holding a gun with a rose coming out of it.  Her fingernails are red.

LC: 84-072822 PS
228 pp.   6 x 9
7 b/w photos
ISBN-10: 0-87972-319-X
ISBN-13: 978-0-87972-319-4
Cloth $16.95 t

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