Tart Noir by Duffy/Henderson ed.

Tart Noir

Duffy/Henderson ed.

A collection of crime short stories featuring women who are definately not sugar and spice and all things nice. They are tough fallible and they refuse to conform to the sexual and social mores. The collection is easy to read in style but challenging in content, as the stories explore the darker side of the female psyche.

Extract

The whispers grew louder, bolder, as he was dragged down the corridor, the words echoes of his past, each comment hoarded and thrown back at him now... They had done this to him. And they had done it to her - he was overwhelmed with the memory of the dead woman's hands trailing across the crimson-stained carpet.

Parallels
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  • Legwork by Katy Munger
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