Welcome to Domestic Suspense!

You’ve reached the website for Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense, edited by Sarah Weinman. It’s published by Penguin as a trade paperback original and ebook, and you can order the book at your preferred…

There are a zillion reasons why I love Nedra Tyre’s work, but one key one is that she wrote some of the best, crispest opening lines of anybody. Here’s how her second novel DEATH OF AN INTRUDER (1953), a gloriously…

For months now, I’ve been chasing the ghost of a woman who called herself Marty Holland. For someone who wrote the source material for two key film noirs — FALLEN ANGEL (1945), directed by Otto Preminger, and THE FILE ON…

I’ve been a little obsessed of late with Anne Chamberlain’s 1955 debut novel The Tall Dark Man, which I’ve described to several people as what happens if Rear Window was written from the vantage point of a 13-year-old female fantasist….

Evelyn Piper wrote nine suspense novels, the best known of which are BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING! (1957) and THE NANNY (1962), both turned into successful, nail-biting films. Piper, however was a pseudonym for Merriam Modell (1908-1994), born Miriam Levant in…

As we head into 2014, the direction of this site will broaden to include many more authors of domestic suspense. (I know, I’ve promised this for a while, but related matters have kept me busy, about which more soon.) One…

Pardon me as I brush off the dust that’s gathered on this website over the fall. I do plan to post more frequently in 2014, timed with news I can’t wait to announce after the New Year. The month of…

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives has been on sale for one month now, and it’s fair to say I’ve been pleased, surprised, and a little overwhelmed at the response so far.  So much so I’ve barely had time to update this…

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives has officially arrived! It was quite the week, starting with the launch event on August 27 at BookCourt, taping several radio appearances to be aired later (with more to come!) and signing stock at a number…

We’re just two days away to the publication date of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives and the anthology has garnered some more advance praise and kind mentions. (After pub date, all reviews will live on at this link.) Here’s what’s new…