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Women on the Edge (1992) [Anthology]
by Howard Browne Richard T. Chizmar Barbara Collins Max Allan Collins Bill Crider Wayne D. Dundee Loren D. Estleman Ed Gorman John D. MacDonald Barbara Michaels Marcia Muller Sara Paretsky Nancy Pickard Bill Pronzini Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Edited by: Martin H. Greenberg

Sara Paretsky, John D. MacDonald, Nancy Pickard and Barbara Michaels are among those represented in Women on the Edge, a collection of fourteen classic tales by modern masters of the short-form mystery. Their common theme: women who have been pushed to the limit of physical, mental or emotional endurance. Some of the women in these stories, like Sara Paretsky's Chicago private detective V. I. Warshawsky, who investigates a murder in "The Case of the Pietro Andromache," live in sophisticated big cities. Others, like the woman in Nancy Pickard's "Afraid All the Time," seek the deceptive peace of country life. Sometimes it is the woman who is the menace, as in "A Crime of Passion" by Richard T. Chizmar, in which a writer's violent and erotic work has made him the target of a fanatical anti-pornography group led by a beautiful but obsessed woman. Others are young and vulnerable, like the teenage runaways who encounter a mysterious young man in an abandoned farmhouse in Barbara Michael's "The Runaway." Blood plays a major part in "Seeing Red" by Barbara Collins in which a hot-tempered young attorney in the throes of P.M.S. clashes with an insurance salesman in a mid-life crisis. Then there are John D. MacDonald's feisty war widow in "Betrayed"; a suburban mother who tangles with a hit man in Howard Browne's "House Call"; a runaway wife sought by Loren D. Estleman's hard boiled private eye Amos Walker in "I'm in the Book"; and a world-weary beauty who exorcises twenty-five-year-old demons at her high school reunion in Ed Gorman's "The Reason Why." There are still more women on the edge in stories by Bill Pronzini, Wayne D. Dundee, Bill Crider, Max Allan Collins and Marcia Muller.


  • The Case of the Pietro Andromache by Sara Paretsky
  • Betrayed by John D. MacDonald
  • House Call by Howard Browne
  • The Runaway by Barbara Michaels
  • Iím in the Book by Loren D. Estleman
  • The Reason Why by Ed Gorman
  • Seeing Red by Barbara Collins
  • Black Wind by Bill Pronzini
  • Deathís Brother by Bill Crider
  • Marble Mildred by Max Allan Collins
  • Afraid All the Time by Nancy Pickard
  • Body Count by Wayne D. Dundee
  • A Crime of Passion by Richard T. Chizmar
  • Deceptions by Marcia Muller

Original title: Women on the Edge
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense

The following works are contained within this one:
     Betrayed (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: John D. MacDonald
     House Call (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Howard Browne
     Black Wind (1979) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Pronzini
     Iím in the Book (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Loren D. Estleman
     Body Count (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Wayne D. Dundee
     Deceptions (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Marcia Muller
     Case of the Pietro Andromache, the (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Sara Paretsky
     Reason Why, the (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Gorman
     Marble Mildred (1988) [Short Story]
      Author: Max Allan Collins
     Afraid All the Time (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Nancy Pickard
     Runaway, the (1989) [Short Story]
      Author: Barbara Michaels
     Crime of Passion, a (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Richard T. Chizmar
     Deathís Brother (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Bill Crider
     Seeing Red (1992) [Short Story]
      Author: Barbara Collins

Edition #1: Women on the Edge

Women on the Edge (1992)
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Language: English

Edited by: Martin H. Greenberg
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Women on the Edge (1992)

ISBN: 1575668181

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