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Deadly Housewives [Anthology 14-in-1] (2006)

by Christine Matthews (Editor)

Other authors: Nevada Barr (Contributor), Barbara Collins (Contributor), Carole Nelson Douglas (Contributor), Eileen Dreyer (Contributor), Shannon Engemann (Narrator)9 more, Vicki Hendricks (Contributor), Suzann Ledbetter (Contributor), Elizabeth Massie (Contributor), Denise Mina (Contributor), Marcia Muller (Contributor), Sara Paretsky (Contributor), Nancy Pickard (Contributor), S.J. Rozan (Contributor), Henrietta Tiefenthaler (Narrator)

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Fourteen short stories that demonstrate exactly why you should not aggravate or anger a “housewife”. Each story tackles an annoying problem … a cheating spouse … an irritating neighbour … a problem at work … a meddling mother-in-law or out of control teenagers and gives a somewhat lethal solution to that problem. As with any compilation of short stories, some were more enjoyable than others but overall it was a fun and (ahem) educational (?) read. ( )
  ChristineEllei | Jul 14, 2015 |
Great stories from some of my favorite authors - easy reading perfect when you don't have a lot of time ( )
  shelleyraec | May 9, 2011 |
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Matthews, ChristineEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barr, NevadaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Collins,BarbaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Douglas,Carole NelsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dreyer,EileenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Engemann, ShannonNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hendricks,VickiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ledbetter,SuzannContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Massie,ElizabethContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mina,DeniseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Muller,MarciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Paretsky,SaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pickard,NancyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Rozan,S.J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tiefenthaler, HenriettaNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Being a housewife is the most difficult, thankless job there is.
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Short stories in anthology:

Introduction: Dear Christine by Christine Matthews

The One That Got Away by Julie Smith
GDMFSOB by Nevada Barr
The House of Deliverance by Christine Matthews
Lawn and Order by Carole Nelson Douglas
Joy Ride by Nancy Pickard
The Next-Door Collector by Elizabeth Massie
Acid Test by Sara Paretsky
Trailer Trashed by Barbara Collins
An Invisible Minus Sign by Denise Mina
Purrz, Baby by Vicki Hendricks
The Next Nice Day by S.J. Rozan
He Said…She Said by Marcia Muller
How to Murder Your Mother-in-Law by Suzann Ledbetter
Vanquishing the Infidel by Eileen Dreyer
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060853271, Paperback)

Wisteria Lane has nothing on the grande dames of mystery. A Bitch In the House for the fiction set, Deadly Housewives is a mystery anthology from fourteen of today's best–loved and bestselling female mystery and suspense writers.

Critically acclaimed mystery writer Christine Matthews has gathered the biggest names in women's mystery and suspense writing today, in this intriguing short story collection. Nevada Barr, Sara Paretsky, S.J. Rozan, Denise Mina, Carole Nelson Douglas, Marcia Muller, Nancy Pickard, Julie Smith, Vicki Hendricks, Suzann Ledbetter, Elizabeth Massie, Christine Matthews, Barbara Collins and Eileen Dreyer have all signed on.

The millions of viewers tuning in every Monday night to see the latest installment of Desperate Housewives are compelling evidence that there's a huge audience hungry for entertainment based on the premise that there's more to suburban housewives than meets the eye. With each never–before published story illuminating a different dark corner of the housewife–psyche, including sex, marriage, careers–left–behind, jealousy, kids, and female friendship, this anthology is perfect for the audience that's made Desperate Housewives must–see T.V. And the murder and mysteries on Wisteria Lane will look like a chorus bake sale compared to the thrills and suspense that these masters of crime writing cook up!

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In the expert hands of fourteen unsurpassed storytellers, being a housewife takes on a whole new meaning. Get ready for a lethal mix of meddling mothers-in-law, creepy neighbors, cheating husbands, fickle female friends, careers left behind, out-of-control kids, steamy sex, and much, much more in this thrilling collection of never-before-published stories! Wisteria Lane has nothing on the Grandes Dames of mystery......… (more)

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