Deadly Housewives

Deadly Housewives

By Christine Matthews (Editor)

Avon Books, Paperback, 9780060853273, 283pp.

Publication Date: April 2006


Wisteria Lane has nothing on the grande dames of mystery. A Bitch In the House for the fiction set, Deadly Housewives is a mystery anthology from fourteen of today's best–loved and bestselling female mystery and suspense writers.

Critically acclaimed mystery writer Christine Matthews has gathered the biggest names in women's mystery and suspense writing today, in this intriguing short story collection. Nevada Barr, Sara Paretsky, S.J. Rozan, Denise Mina, Carole Nelson Douglas, Marcia Muller, Nancy Pickard, Julie Smith, Vicki Hendricks, Suzann Ledbetter, Elizabeth Massie, Christine Matthews, Barbara Collins and Eileen Dreyer have all signed on.

The millions of viewers tuning in every Monday night to see the latest installment of Desperate Housewives are compelling evidence that there's a huge audience hungry for entertainment based on the premise that there's more to suburban housewives than meets the eye. With each never–before published story illuminating a different dark corner of the housewife–psyche, including sex, marriage, careers–left–behind, jealousy, kids, and female friendship, this anthology is perfect for the audience that's made Desperate Housewives must–see T.V. And the murder and mysteries on Wisteria Lane will look like a chorus bake sale compared to the thrills and suspense that these masters of crime writing cook up!

About the Author
Christine Matthews's short stories have made many appearances in Year's Best anthologies. She is the co-author with Robert J. Randisi of three mystery "cozies" from Perfect Crime: Murder Is the Deal of the Day, The Masks of Auntie Laveau, and Same Time, Same Murder.

Praise For Deadly Housewives

-Library Journal

“A solid collection, carefully pulled together and filled with excellently plotted stories.”
-South Florida Sun Sentinel