Sisters On the Case: Celebrating Twenty Years of Sisters in Crime (Paperback cover shown)
I’m done! I uploaded story #10, Murder For Lunch by Carolyn Hart plus the introduction which was written my Sara Peretsky. I am relieved as it took quite a bit of time over the last month, but what a joy and learninhg experience it has been. I feel as if I am on the periphery of some incredible sorority of female crime writers, and thick into bringing their words off the page.
I even picked up some new vocabulary words along the way. I found the following on a website called Sisters in Crime which provides a bit of history on this brilliant anthology:
About the Book
At Bouchercon in 1986, Sara Paretsky convened a meeting that sowed the seeds for Sisters in Crime. She had already revolutionized the mystery novel by introducing V.I. Warshawski, a female P.I. who uses her wits as well as her fists. Prior to Indemnity Only, the female characters in mysteries were traditionally either vamps or victims.
At Bouchercon in October 2006, SinC began a year-long celebration of its 20th Anniversary, which ends this October with the release of Sisters on the Case, an anthology edited by Paretsky and featuring 20 stories of suspense, both originals and classics, most of them by SinC past presidents.
The stories are a mix of originals and classics:
- P.M. Carlson, “Frighted Out of Fear; or, The Bombs Bursting in Air”
- Barbara D’Amato, “Steak Tartare”
- Dorothy Salisbury Davis, “Dies Irae”
- Susan Dunlap, “Hearing Her Name”
- Kate Flora, “Ninjettes”
- Linda Grant, “Never Too Old”
- Kate Grilley, “Maubi and the Jumbies”
- Carolyn Hart, “Murder for Lunch”
- Libby Hellmann, “The Whole World is Watching”
- Sue Henry, “Sister Death”
- Rochelle Krich, “Guardian Angel”
- Charlotte MacLeod, “Lady Patterly”s Lover”
- Margaret Maron, “You May Already Be a Winner”
- Claire Carmichael McNab, “Animal Act”
- Annette Meyers, “Not Just the Facts”
- Sara Paretsky, “A Family Sunday in the Park”
- Nancy Pickard, “I Killed”
- Medora Sale, “Estelle is Dead”
- Eve Sandstrom, “The People’s Way”
- Patricia Sprinkle, “For the Common Good”
For Volume 1, I read half of the above listed titles. And I just learned I have been hired to perform the rest of them for Volume II.
Packaging for the audio book cover is not yet ready. Volume 1 is expected to be released in February. Below is a brief one minute audio clip from “Steak Tartare”, written by Barbara D’Amato.