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Women Of Mystery (1992) [Anthology]
by Mary Higgins Clark Amanda Cross Elizabeth A. Dalton Dorothy Salisbury Davis Antonia Fraser Celia Fremlin Joan Hess Faye Kellerman Patricia McGeer Sara Paretsky Anne Perry Ruth Rendell B.K. Stevens Janet Stockey Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Series: Women of Mystery
Part: 1

Summary (From the publisher):

From the pages of the world's two most acclaimed mystery magazines, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, here are fifteen stories of women sleuths -- stories that have helped transform the conventions of the genre. Numerous best-selling and award-winning writers comprise this entertaining collection, many of who appear here for the first time in this book. From cops to private eyes in extraordinary situations, these heroines face danger and solve crimes with daring and panache. Some of them are old friends, while others are introduced here for the first time. Amanda Cross's Kate Fansler looks into the disappearance of a fellow professor; Antonia Fraser's Jemima Shore, TV journalist and investigator, is hired by a newlywed to find his missing bride; Patricia McGerr's Selena Mead, government agent, plays the dual role of victim and level-headed operative in an exciting thriller; Sara Paretsky's widely renowned V. I. Warshawski gets involved in a complicated game, literally; Ruth Rendell's heroine undergoes a liberation from her former self; and Mary Higgins Clark highlights the heroic side of womankind in her story of a stewardess and a stowaway. From mystery to thriller, to the "lighter side" of the genre, these exciting stories will thrill and delight mystery fans, both male and female alike. This rich collection is thoughtfully chosen to represent the best of this fascinating and compelling genre.


  • Introduction by Cynthia Manson
  • Stowaway [“Last Flight to Denubia”] by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Constitution Street by Janet Stockey
  • A Pair of Yellow Lilies by Ruth Rendell
  • Discards by Faye Kellerman
  • The Girl Who Wanted to See Venice [Jemima Shore] by Antonia Fraser
  • Chain of Terror by Patricia McGerr
  • Tania’s No Where [Kate Fansler] by Amanda Cross
  • Old Friends by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
  • A Case for Clara Cates by Carolyn Jensen Watts
  • Guilt Feelings by Celia Fremlin
  • A Little More Research by Joan Hess
  • The Upstairs Flat by Elizabeth A. Dalton
  • The Takamoku Joseki [V.I. Warshawski] by Sara Paretsky
  • Digby’s First Case by Anne Perry
  • Night Vision by B.K. Stevens
Edited by Cynthia Manson.

Original title: Women Of Mystery
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionCrime and MysteryDetective Story and Detectives

The following works are contained within this one:
     Stowaway (1958) [Short Story]
      Author: Mary Higgins Clark
     Old Friends (1975) [Short Story]
      Author: Dorothy Salisbury Davis
     Takamoku Joseki, the (1984) [Short Story]
      Author: Sara Paretsky
     Girl Who Wanted to See Venice, the (1985) [Short Story]
      Author: Antonia Fraser

Edition #1: Women Of Mystery

Women Of Mystery (1992)
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Language: English

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Women Of Mystery (1992)

ISBN: 0785814841

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