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Tart Noir

by Stella Duffy (Editor), Lauren Henderson (Editor)

Other authors: Jessica Adams (Contributor), Jen Banbury (Contributor), Liza Cody (Contributor), Martina Cole (Contributor), Jenny Colgan (Contributor)15 more, Stella Duffy (Contributor), Liz Evans (Contributor), Sparkle Hayter (Contributor), Lauren Henderson (Contributor), Vicki Hendricks (Contributor), Lisa Jewell (Contributor), Laura Lippman (Contributor), Sujata Massey (Contributor), Val McDermid (Contributor), Denise Mina (Contributor), Karen Moline (Contributor), Katy Munger (Contributor), Chris Niles (Contributor), Jenny Siler (Contributor), Karin Slaughter (Contributor)

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They're the bad girls readers have been waiting for. And they're the heroines of this collection of wickedly edgy new stories of hot passion and cold calculation, written by the most exciting female voices on the British and American crime scene today.
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Femme fatales, femme sleuths, femme all kinds of things that aren't stereotypically femme. This collection of short stories by 20 excellent writers is at times sexy, unsettling, heroic (heroinic?) and poetic. Some characters I loved, some I really couldn't stand. It's varied and entertaining, and finishes up with a section where each author explains the motivation behind her story. I'll definitely be seeking out these authors and their other work. ( )
  jbrubacher | May 20, 2010 |
I read four, maybe five of the stories in the collection and didn't like any of them. It's not that they were badly written, I just didn't care for them. Even Sparkle Hayter, whose novels I love, didn't do so well. I'm not sure what it was, but the stories were too depressing, too emotional, too much about sex. Which is a ridiculous thing to say about a book called Tart Noir, I know. ( )
  susanj | May 17, 2007 |
This books gets a collective 2 thumbs down from Novelwomen. ( )
  novelwomen | Oct 26, 2006 |
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This collection of short stories by a lineup of some of the most prominent female mystery writers vindicates the site's exasperation with women characters as tokens or frail damsels in distress.
added by Shortride | editSalon, Charles Taylor (Nov 14, 2002)
 

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Duffy, StellaEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henderson, LaurenEditormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adams, JessicaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Banbury, JenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cody, LizaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cole, MartinaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Colgan, JennyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Duffy, StellaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Evans, LizContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hayter, SparkleContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henderson, LaurenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hendricks, VickiContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jewell, LisaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lippman, LauraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Massey, SujataContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McDermid, ValContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mina, DeniseContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moline, KarenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Munger, KatyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Niles, ChrisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Siler, JennyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slaughter, KarinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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They're the bad girls readers have been waiting for. And they're the heroines of this collection of wickedly edgy new stories of hot passion and cold calculation, written by the most exciting female voices on the British and American crime scene today.

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Contains:
  • Revenge is the best revenge / Chris Niles
  • Metamorphosis / Val McDermid
  • Stormy, mon amour / Vicki Hendricks
  • No parachutes / Karen Moline
  • Enough was enough / Martina Cole
  • Queen of mean / Liza Cody
  • What he needed / Laura Lippman
  • Alice opens the box / Denise Mina
  • The convenience boy / Sujata Massey
  • The wrong train / Jenny Colgan
  • The man / Katy Munger
  • I do like to be beside the seaside / Jessica Adams
  • Talk show / Lauren Henderson
  • Africa / Jenny Siler
  • Necessary women / Karin Slaughter
  • Take, for example, meatpie / Jen Banbury
  • Labia Lobelia / Lisa Jewell
  • Pussy Galore / Liz Evans
  • Martha Grace / Stella Duffy
  • The Diary of Sue Peaner, Marooned! contestant / Sparkle Hayter
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