"Tart Noir" writers make their own rules. Part Philip Marlowe, part femme fatale, their heroines think it is entirely possible to save the world while wearing stiletto heels. Their morals are questionable and their actions are guaranteed to shock and delight. From classic crime to magical anti-realism, hot sex to cold calculation, these stories cover all the bases. There are well loved series characters together with brand new ones, just panting for half a dozen books of their own. Stories long and short, knowing laughs and nasty glances. Some are light as air, others are downright transgressive. All are an experience you are unlikely to forget.
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Heroines, bad girls, murderesses have their day in this cheeky collection of short stories featuring 20 distaff crime writers and their protagonists--unabashedly politically incorrect and tough as Revlon-frosted nails. As the editors point out in their introduction, tart noir, like all versions of the genre, "can taste as sad and bitter at times as a pint of cheap gin in an after-hours bar." It can also be frankly erotic, like Val McDermid's tale of an obsession that ends in murder; fantastically compelling, like Vicki Hendricks's story about a woman and her dolphin lover; or coolly manipulative, like the well-mannered protagonist of Laura Lipman's recounting of a controlling husband and his resentful wife. While most of the authors are Brits who may not be too well known among American readers, their offerings are smart and snappy enough to send those making their acquaintance for the first time to the backlist in search of their earlier works. --Jane AdamsAbout the Author:
Twenty new stories from Val McDermid, Chris Niles, Vicki Hendricks, Karen Moline, Martina Cole, Liza Cody, Laura Lippman, Denise Mina, Sujata Massey, Jenny Colgan, Katy Munger, Jessica Adams, Lauren Henderson, Karin Slaughter, Jenny Siler, Jen Banbury, Lisa Jewell, Liz Evans, Stella Duffy and Sparkle Hayter. Lauren Henderson and Stella Duffy are the authors of two very successful crime series. With Sparkle Hayter, they set up and run a website dedicated to female crime writing, www.tartcity.com. TART NOIR was the logical next step.
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Descripción Pan 09/08/2002, 2002. Estado de conservación: NEW. - Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Nº de ref. de la librería 1111-9780330487443
Descripción Pan Books, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0330487442