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»What exactly is domestic suspense?«

Sarah Weinman

Über gute und schlechte Buchwerbung können wir sicher lange und ausführlich streiten. Die Internetseite Domestic Suspense ist Werbung. Werbung für die Anthologie Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense, die in den kommenden Tagen erscheinen soll. Herausgeberin Sarah Weinman veröffentlicht auf ihrer Seite zum Buch Anekdoten, Links und Miszellen zum Thema ihrer Anthologie – eben „domestic suspense“.

Was sich genau hinter diesem Begriff verbirgt – eine grobe Übersetzung wie „häusliche Gewalt“ trifft es eben nicht wirklich – mag beim Lesen der Internetseite deutlicher werden. So also geht kluge Buchwerbung. Deshalb mein Goldstück des Tages: Domestic Suspense

»What I found was that there was a whole generation of women writers, mostly working in the period between World War II and the dawn of women’s liberation in the early 1970s. They were critically acclaimed, many won Edgar awards or were made grand masters by the Mystery Writers of America. They sold very well and were published in hardcover, whereas a lot of their male counterparts, who are now considered part of the crime fiction canon or are in Library of America, they were only published in paperback. So, what happened? I wanted to know more about them.«

Sarah Weinman

The grandmothers of Gone Girl: Laura Miller and Sarah Weinman talking about forgotten queens of domestic suspense and the new anthology Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives: Stories from the Trailblazers of Domestic Suspense, edited by Sarah Weinman. Read the conversation at salon.com.