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FEMALE SUSPENSE WRITERS AND THE USED BOOKSTORE August 11, 2013

Posted by shannonmuir in Articles.
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Recently, in pursuit of a little research for a short story project, I visited several used bookstores. It’s always interesting going into used bookstores when you at best have a vague notion of what you need, or at least so I’ve found.

What I needed was to find materials featuring female leads written in the pulp era. Didn’t find a lot of that, but learned to my amazement that there were women suspense writers in the early part of the 20th century (as in, as early as 1910 for some titles, though these are reprints in the 1950s). Personally, I thought that was really cool. Found a couple of reprints of these titles and brought them home to check out.

For more information on these two authors, check these Goodreads links –

MARY ROBERTS RINEHART

HELEN REILLY

 

In the end, I’m not sure if they’ll help me spark interest in my project or not. However, I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from taking a look at them, and at the very least be inspired. Looking forward to find out what I see as I discover words…

NOTE: This was originally at Discover Words and has been posted with the original post date.

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