Thursday, January 9, 2014

What a Friend I Have in Sarah

While I was celebrating my anti-holiday last month Pretty Sinister Books was being recommended by Sarah Weinman at both her blog devoted to Domestic Suspense and her Tumblr page.

DomesticSuspense.com began as a way to promote her excellent anthology Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives (which of course I urge you to read.  Go and buy a copy now!). In her post dated December 23, 2013 she says the website will continue to focus on women crime writers who delved into that subgenre. She talks about Mildred Davis, her debut novel which won the Edgar in 1948 and points curious readers to my review of that book, The Room Upstairs. Though I know little of Davis' short fiction I suspect her work may appear in a second volume of domestic suspense if Sarah decides to do a sequel to Troubled Daughters.... I am hoping there will be one.

Many thanks also to Sarah (who confessed to me once she was a lurking fan of this blog for many months) who mentioned PSB along with Curt Evan's The Passing Tramp as two of the best blogs writing about vintage crime fiction.

5 comments:

  1. John, I'm glad your excellent blog on vintage crime fiction is getting the recognition it deserves. I hope it keeps coming your way.

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  2. Congrats John - truly well deserved accolades.

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  3. Those are the two I would have picked myself. Congratulations!

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  4. Congratulations, John. Worthy praise. Much deserved. I'm happy to say that I met Sarah a long while ago. She's one of those people you like immediately. She's gone on to bigger and better things since then and I like to keep an eye on her career.

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  5. Absolutely agree with Sarah, John! You've got one awesome blog here. Glad to see you get the recognition.

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