Takoma | Nicolás Guillén Room | October 5, 2015 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets, Takoma, present Sarah Weinman discussing the new book Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s and 1950s.

If you were a mystery fan in the 1940s and ‘50s, you’d likely have been reading books by Vera Caspary, Helen Eustis, and Dorothy B. Hughes, among others. They were great then; they’re classic now, and, along with works by Elisabeth Sanxay Holding, Charlotte Armstrong, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, and Dolores Hitchens, are newly available in this two-volume box set. Weinman, editor of these volumes, is also the author of the online newsletter, The Crime Lady, as well as articles for publications including The New York Times Magazine and The Guardian.

Weinman will be in conversation with Allison Leotta, a former federal prosecutor and author of four mysteries, most recently A Good Killing.

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