By Elizabeth George
Long island occasions bestselling writer Elizabeth George serves up a century's worthy of terrific crime fiction penned by means of ladies. This veritable all-star staff offers stories of darkish deeds that would maintain you studying lengthy into the evening. integrated are those works: "A Jury of Her friends" through Susan Glaspell The summer season of individuals" via Shirley Jackson "The Irony of Hate" via Ruth Rendell "Country enthusiasts" via Nadine Gordimer "Wild Mustard" by way of Marcia Muller "Murder-Two" through Joyce Carol Oates A second at the area is an extraordinary deal with not just for lovers of crime fiction but additionally for somebody who appreciates a skillfully written, deftly instructed tale.
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Extra resources for A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women
Hale. ” “I could’ve come,” retorted Mrs. Hale shortly. “I stayed away because it weren’t cheerful—and that’s why I ought to have come. I”—she looked around—“I’ve never liked this place. Maybe because it’s down in a hollow and you don’t see the road. I don’t know what it is, but it’s a lonesome place, and always was. I wish I had come over to see Minnie Foster sometimes. I can see now—” She did not put it into words. “Well, you mustn’t reproach yourself,” counseled Mrs. Peters. ” “Not having children makes less work,” mused Mrs.
Oh, I don’t know,” said Mrs. Hale, as if dismissing a thing not important enough to spend much time on. “I don’t know as she was—nervous. ” 16 A Jury of Her Peers She cut a thread, and out of the corner of her eye looked up at Mrs. Peters. The small, lean face of the sheriff’s wife seemed to have tightened up. Her eyes had that look of peering into something. But the next moment she moved, and said in her thin, indecisive way: “Well, I must get those clothes wrapped. They may be through sooner than we think.
She dashed her hand across her eyes. Then, seeing the jar of fruit on the table, she reached for it and choked out: “If I was you I wouldn’t tell her her fruit was gone! Tell her it ain’t. Tell her it’s all right—all of it. Here—take this in to prove it to her! ” She turned away. Mrs. Peters reached out for the bottle of fruit as if she were glad to take it—as if touching a familiar thing, having something to do, could keep her from something else. She got up, looked about for something to wrap the fruit in, took a petticoat from the pile of clothes she had brought from the front room, and nervously started winding that round the bottle.
A Moment on the Edge: 100 Years of Crime Stories by Women by Elizabeth George