Multcolib My Librarian Heather: Subtle but stirring suspense

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives
Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives Stories From the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense (Book - 2013 ) FICTION TROUBLED 2013 Available in some locations

Annotation:A salute to the real femmes fatales of the domestic suspense genre, and the deceitful children, deranged husbands, vengeful friends, and murderous wives they unleashed.

The Blank Wall
The Blank Wall A Novel of Suspense ; The Innocent Mrs. Duff : A Novel of Suspense By Holding, Elisabeth Sanxay (Book - 1991 ) MYSTERY HOLDING Available in some locations

Annotation:A suburban matron, harassed by wartime domestic problems – her husband is overseas – finds herself implicated in the murder of her young daughter’s extremely unattractive beau.

The Expendable Man
The Expendable Man By Hughes, Dorothy B. (Book - 2012 ) MYSTERY HUGHES 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Hughes upends the conventions of the wrong-man narrative to deliver a story that engages readers even as it implicates them in the greatest of all American crimes.

Strangers on A Train
Strangers on A Train By Highsmith, Patricia (Book - 2001 ) FICTION HIGHSMITH Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 5 copies

Annotation:Two men, a tennis star and a psychopath, meet by chance on a train and "swap" murders. "Strangers on a Train", Highsmith's first novel, was the source for Alfred Hitchcock's classic masterpiece.

Still Missing
Still Missing By Gutcheon, Beth Richardson (Book - 1981 ) FICTION GUTCHEON Available in some locations

Annotation:Alex Selky, going on seven, kissed his mother goodbye and set off for school, a mere two blocks away. He never made it. Desperate to find him, his mother begins a vigil that lasts for days, then weeks, then months. She is treated first as a tragic figure, then as a grief-crazed hysteric, then as a reminder of the bad fortune that can befall us all. Beth Gutcheon builds a heartrending suspense that culminates in a climax you will never forget.

The Yellow Wall-paper and Other Stories
The Yellow Wall-paper and Other Stories By Gilman, Charlotte Perkins (Book - 2009 ) FICTION GILMAN 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:The Yellow Wallpaper Told as a series of secret diary entries, the story is about a young woman, confined to her room and denied all creative outlets, who gradually suffers a mental breakdown.

The Victorian Chaise Longue
The Victorian Chaise Longue By Laski, Marghanita (Book - 1984 )

Annotation:The wife of a successful lawyer, falls asleep one afternoon on her Victorian chaise longue, recently purchased in an antique shop, and awakes in the fetid atmosphere of an ugly, over-furnished room she has never seen before. This is the story of a trip backward in time in which a nostalgia for the quaint turns into a hideous nightmare.

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