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Bedelia (Femmes Fatales) by [Caspary, Vera]
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"Vera Caspary's gift was perhaps more subtle, and deadly [than Jim Thompson, David Goodis, and Charles Willeford]." --Robert Polito, author of Savage Art: A Biography of Jim Thompson

"You must read Bedelia to see just how slick Miss Caspary's techique of soft-shoe terror can be--how frightening she can make the chatter at an innocent dinner party, the lure of a lady's deshabille, the glimpse of a black pearl in a dresser drawer." --The New York Times

"A sinister entertainment 'especially for admirers of the psychological horror story.'" --The New Yorker

"A tour de force of psychological suspense, Desperate Housewives meets Double Indemnity in Caspary's Bedelia." --Liahna Armstrong, President Emerita, Popular Culture Association

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“You must read Bedelia”, the seductive black-widow thriller by the author of the classic film noir, Laura (The New York Times).
 
Charlie Horst has returned with his new bride, Bedelia, to his family home in Connecticut. Indulgently infatuated, Charlie is the luckiest man alive. What’s not to love about Bedelia? She’s gorgeous and complacent. She’s also a gracious and ideal party host—luscious and decorative in blue velvet. And in public, she plays the part of worshipful wife to perfection. In private, even more so. Who can blame Charlie for overlooking her little deceptions? Or for not paying any mind to her contradictory claims about her past? When Charlie falls ill due to a freak poisoning, Charlie knows that Bedelia will be right his side, watching him closely. But who’s watching Bedelia?
 
“Vera Caspary wrote thrillers—but not like any other author of her time, male or female. Her specialty was a specific type that she pioneered—the psycho thriller” (Huffington Post) and this “sinister entertainment” (The New Yorker), is Caspary at “her most chilling” (SistersinCrime.com). Filmed in 1946, and starring Margaret Lockwood, it’s “a tour de force of psychological suspense . . . Desperate Housewives meets Double Indemnity in Bedelia” (Liahna Armstrong, President Emeritus, Popular Culture Association).

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 582 KB
  • Print Length: 234 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1558615075
  • Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY; 1st Feminist Press Ed edition (1 October 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009KSJZF4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #989,755 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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