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Tart noir
Duffy, Stella.
Publication Information:
New York : Berkley Prime Crime, 2002.
Physical Description:
x, 309 pages ; 21 cm
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PS648.D4 T37 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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These are the bad girls we've been waiting for. They're tough enough to take on thugs, tender enough to be moved to tears. Half Philip Marlowe, half femme fatale, their morals are questionable and their attitudes need adjustment. They're tarts. And they are the heroines of this collection with stories by: € Jessica Adams € Jen Banbury € Liza Cody € Martina Cole € Jenny Colgan € Stella Duffy € Liz Evans € Sparkle Hayter € Lauren Henderson € Vicki Hendricks € Lisa Jewell € Laura Lippman € Sujata Massey € Val McDermid € Denise Mina € Karen Moline € Katy Munger € Chris Niles € Jenny Siler € Karin Slaughter

Author Notes

Stella Duffy is the author of four crime novels featuring Saz Martin, as well as two other novels. She has published fifteen short stories, several articles, has performed two one-woman shows and has had a stage play produced. She lives in London.

Lauren Henderson, the "dominatrix of the British crime scene" ( Time Out London ) is the author of seven crime novels featuring anti-heroine Sam Jones. She has also written an anti-Bridget Jones novel. Born in London, she now lives in New York City.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Bad girls aplenty act tough in Tart Noir, an all-original anthology edited by Stella Duffy and Lauren Henderson. Gathered from both sides of the Atlantic, this volume includes 20 tales by such female mystery mavens as Val McDermid, Laura Lippman, Sujata Massey, Sparkle Hayter, Denise Mina and the co-editors themselves. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved