The ZINNG: Women Crime Writers, Poisoned Poe, and a Killer Whale

Women Crime Writers: Eight Suspense Novels of the 1940s & 50s is a box set of work by Dorothy B. Hughes, Vera Caspary, Patricia Highsmith, Margaret Millar, Charlotte Armstrong, Dolores Hitchens, Helen Eustis, and Elisabeth Sanxay Holding. The website for the collection is worth exploring, with galleries, also essays from Sarah Weinman, the editor, and cool “appreciations” from other authors.

In the Baltimore Post-Examiner, René van Slooten discusses the hair samples indicating that moving to New York might have poisoned Edgar Allan Poe.

Gerald So's new blog is 3 Minutes from Live, a virtual event space. Writers can read a few minutes-long story into his voicemail, and then sit back for the digital fingersnaps. The debut is “Getting Even” by Bill Baber.

J. Kingston Pierce posts his EPIC quarterly crime fiction rundown at The Rap Sheet, and he admits, it's not every title he could've listed. Ach, we're going to need more eyedrops… and maybe a bigger boat.

Try not to feel dread watching this patient killer whale use his fish to entrap another lunch instead.


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