The World of Women Crime Writers

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When you think of early noir crime writers, you may think of Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler. But have you heard of Dorothy Hughes? Her novel, In a Lonely Place, was made into a movie starring Humphrey Bogart. And there’s Vera Caspary, whose book Laura became a film by Otto Preminger. In fact, there were a number of successful female crime-fiction writers after World War II. Their books have been in and out of print. But now a new two-volume set has been put out by the Library of America.

Credits

Guest:
Sarah Weinman - Editor, 'Women Crime Writers' - @sarahw

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Ryan Kailath