SHANNON MUIR’S THURSDAY THOUGHTS – Discovering Women Suspense Writers


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A couple years back, in pursuit of a little research for a short story project, I visited several used bookstores. I hoped to discover stories 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 what I found were reprints in the 1950s). I bought several of them and brought them home to check out, and really enjoyed what I read.

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I’d love to discover more authors like this, and I ‘m wondering if any of my readers can help. Any female suspense writers from pre-1950s you would recommend? I’d love to hear from you! Feel free to comment and get the conversation going, but note all comments are moderated.

Until next time…

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