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Megan Abbott

Wife of Joshua A Gaylord

Megan Abbott has taught literature, writing and film at New York University and the State University of New York at Oswego. Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English Literature. She received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University in 2000, and in 2002 Palgrave Macmillan published her nonfiction study, The Street Was Mine.

Genres: Mystery
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
Anthony Awards Best First Novel nominee (2006) : Die a Little
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2008) : Queenpin
Barry Awards Best Paperback Novel winner (2008) : Queenpin
Anthony Awards Best Paperback original nominee (2010) : Bury Me Deep
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2012) : The End of Everything
Anthony Awards Best Novel nominee (2013) : Dare Me

Megan Abbott recommends

Print the Legend (2010)
(Hector Lassiter, book 8)
Craig McDonald
"With Print the Legend, with a James Ellroy-like scope and vision of national history, McDonald takes on governmental conspiracy, Hemingway hagiography, the under-history of the FBI, the Death of the Author (literal and figurative) and the tantalizing, destructive mythologization of the Writer's Life. While the scale is immense, McDonald's hand is deft, and we never forget that, at its center, this is a human story, complex and bruising and deeply felt. "

The Good Thief's Guide to Vegas (2010)
(Charlie Howard, book 3)
Chris Ewan
"Sparkling... an utterly irresistible Sin City caper."

Murder at the 42nd Street Library (2016)
Con Lehane
"Not to be missed."

Sunset City (2016)
Melissa Ginsburg
"Suffused with longing, regret and a twisty eroticism... it entrances from its first pages."

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