Marilyn Wallace (1941–2006)

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Marilyn Wallace is a writer, editor and Chair of the 1999 Edgar Awards. A Case of Loyalties (1987) received the Macavity Award for best first novel. She has written a number of other books and edited the anthology Sisters in Crime since its inception in 1989. Her short stories have appeared in visa mer Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Woman's Eye. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre


Verk av Marilyn Wallace

Sisters in Crime (1990) — Redaktör — 125 exemplar, 1 recension
Sisters in Crime 4 (1991) — Redaktör — 104 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Sisters in Crime 2 (1990) — Redaktör — 100 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Murder Most Crafty (2005) — Redaktör — 99 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Best of Sisters in Crime (1997) — Redaktör — 96 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Sisters in Crime 5 (1992) — Redaktör — 85 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Sisters in Crime 3 (1990) — Redaktör; Bidragsgivare — 78 exemplar, 1 recension
The Gourdmother (2005) 52 exemplar, 1 recension
Single Stone, A (1991) 46 exemplar
Deadly Allies: Private Eye Writers of America/Sisters in Crime Collaborative Anthology (1992) — Editor & Contributor — 43 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Gourdfellas (2007) 40 exemplar, 1 recension
The Seduction (1993) 32 exemplar, 1 recension
So shall you reap (1992) 28 exemplar
Lost Angel (1996) 28 exemplar
Current Danger (1998) 17 exemplar

Associerade verk

The Mother Hunt (Nero Wolfe, defend yourself!) (1963) — Inledning, vissa utgåvor906 exemplar, 15 recensioner
A Woman's Eye (1991) — Bidragsgivare — 276 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Malice Domestic 3 (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 72 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Mom, Apple Pie and Murder (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 59 exemplar
Diagnosis Dead (1998) — Bidragsgivare — 55 exemplar
A Hot and Sultry Night for Crime (2003) — Bidragsgivare — 54 exemplar, 1 recension
Love and Death (2000) — Bidragsgivare — 31 exemplar
Deadly Allies II (1994) — Bidragsgivare — 27 exemplar, 1 recension


Allmänna fakta

Andra namn
Weiss Wallace, Marilyn
Bruce, Maggie (pseudonym)
New York, New York, USA
San Anselmo, California, USA
crime novelist
anthology editor
short story writer
Mystery Writers of America (chair, Edgard Awards, 1999)
Kort biografi
Marilyn Wallace wrote a number of novels under her own name and the pen name Maggie Bruce, and edited the Sisters in Crime anthology series from its inception in 1989. Her short stories appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Woman's Eye. She died of breast cancer in 2006.



The crime fiction/ mystery/ detective genre traditionally was a male pursuit among both writers and readers. Such may be hard to recall, given the large number of highly successful female writers in the field over the past few decades. The growing popularity of the genre, supported by legions of readers, led in the 1980s to an increase in writer’s organizations beyond the traditional MWA (Mystery Writers of America). Among them was the PWA (Private Eye Writers of America) and the Sisters in Crime (SinC). The latter organization, which was founded by Sara Paretsky, sought to gain more respect for women’s writing.

“Deadly Allies” brings together writers from the PWA and SinC in a collaborative volume of 20 short stories. The stories are presented in pairs – one from a PWA member and one from a SinC member – with each pair organized around a common theme. Each pair of stories is preceded by a brief introduction that explains the common thread that binds them. Likewise, each story is accompanied with an introduction that summarizes aspects of the writer’s life and career. In each pair of stories, reader’s are not told which author represents which organization, and gender turns out not to be a useful criterion (features that work against the collection’s stated rationale). Likewise, the prior publication history (if any) of the stories is not indicated (leaving one to wonder whether they were written specifically for this collection).

The result is an interesting juxtaposition of stories, that if anything, shows similarities rather than any differences that might be attributed to gender. The stories include contributions by major figures along with others known chiefly to those who follow the genre closely. Below is a list of the stories included, along with my personal ratings (on a scale of 1 to 5*). Stories that especially stood out, in my judgement, are Lia Matera’s “Easy Go,” Robert Randisi’s “Turnabout”, and Marilyn Wallace’s Reunion”.

Easy Go by Lia Matera – 4.5*
Summary Judgment by Jeremiah Healy –3*
A Little Missionary Work by Sue Grafton –2*
A Good Judge of Character by Susan Dunlap –2*
Sex and Violence by Nancy Pickard –2*
Mary, Mary, Shut the Door by Benjamin M. Schutz –3.5*
Role Model by Michael Collins –2*
Invitation by Sarah Andrews –1.5*
Nothing Ventured by Carolyn G. Hart –1*
Whatever Has to Be Done by Jan Grape –2.5*
Louise by Max Allan Collins – 3*
Strung Out by Sara Paretsky –2.5 *
Like Father, Like Daughter by Sandra Scoppettone – 3.5*
Turnabout by Robert J. Randisi – 4*
Before You Leap by John Lutz –2*
Hangnail by Margaret B. Maron –1*
Silk Strands by Julie Smith – 3*
Safe House by Loren D. Estleman – 3.5 *
Unfinished Business by Rob Kantner – 3*
Reunion by Marilyn Wallace – 4*
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Sarah Shankman Contributor
Jean Hager Contributor
Dorothy Sucher Contributor
K. K. Beck Contributor
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Sandra Scoppettone Contributor
Janet LaPierre Contributor
Gabrielle Kraft Contributor
Karen Kijewski Contributor
Mary Shura Craig Contributor
Friedman Friedman Contributor
Linda Barnes Contributor
Katherine Neville Contributor
Barbara D'Amato Contributor
Jane Haddam Contributor
Karin McQuillan Contributor
Mary Bowen Hall Contributor
Margeret Maron Contributor
Maxine O'Callaghan Contributor
Jeanne Hart Contributor
Mickey Friedman Contributor
Wheat Wheat Contributor
Deborah Valentine Contributor
Susan Trott Contributor
Jaqueline Girdner Contributor
K. T. Anders Contributor
Meg O'Brien Contributor
Jan Grape Contributor
Michael Collins Contributor
Max Allan Collins Contributor
Sarah Andrews Contributor
Loren D. Estleman Contributor
John Lutz Contributor
Benjamin M. Schutz Contributor
Jeremiah Healy Contributor
Rob Kantner Contributor
Lisa Matera Contributor
Lorena Swift Narrator


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