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Bedelia

(1945)
A novel by

 
Long before Desperate Housewives, there was Bedelia: pretty, ultra femme, and "adoring as a kitten." A perfect housekeeper and lover, she wants nothing more than to please her insecure new husband, who can't believe his luck. But is Bedelia too good to be true?

A mysterious new neighbor turns out to be a detective on the trail of a "kitten with claws of steel"-a picture-perfect wife with a string of dead husbands in her wake. Caspary builds this tale to a peak of psychological suspense as her characters are trapped together by a blizzard. The true Bedelia, the woman who chose murder over a life on the street, reveals how she turns male fantasies of superiority into a deadly con.

Femmes Fatales restores to print the best of women's writing in the classic pulp genres of the mid-20th century. From mystery to hard-boiled noir to taboo lesbian romance, these rediscovered queens of pulp offer subversive perspectives on a turbulent era. Enjoy the series: Bedelia; Bunny Lake Is Missing; By Cecile; The G-String Murders; The Girls in 3-B; Laura; The Man Who Loved His Wife; Mother Finds a Body; Now, Voyager; Return to Lesbos; Skyscraper; Stranger on Lesbos; Stella Dallas; Women's Barracks.

 
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Used availability for Vera Caspary's Bedelia


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Hardback Editions

March 2006 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: Bedelia (Femmes Fatales)
Author(s): Vera Caspary
ISBN: 1-55861-508-3 / 978-1-55861-508-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 1972 : UK Hardback
Title: Bedelia
Author(s): Vera Caspary
ISBN: 0-85617-754-7 / 978-0-85617-754-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: TBS The Book Service Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

November 2005 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Bedelia (Femmes Fatales)
Author(s): Vera Caspary
ISBN: 1-55861-507-5 / 978-1-55861-507-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

1946 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: U.S. Geological Survey professional paper
Author(s): Vera Caspary
ISBN: 1-125-41324-7 / 978-1-125-41324-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of California Libraries
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

July 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: Bedelia
Author(s): Vera Caspary
ISBN: 1-5226-8249-X / 978-1-5226-8249-3
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

November 2012 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bedelia
Author(s): Vera Caspary
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   

November 2012 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Bedelia
Author(s): Vera Caspary
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Bedelia (Femmes Fatales)
Author(s): Vera Caspary
Publisher: The Feminist Press at CUNY
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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