Elizabeth Little

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Elizabeth Little was born and raised in St. Louis and graduated from Harvard University. Her work has appeared in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, among other publications, and she has appeared on All Things Considered, The World, and Here and Now.

Genres: Mystery
Barry Awards Best First Novel nominee (2015) : Dear Daughter
Macavity Awards Best First Book nominee (2015) : Dear Daughter

Elizabeth Little recommends
Under a Dark Sky (2018)
Lori Rader-Day
"Both an irresistible locked-room puzzler and a finely wrought examination of friendship, love, and loss, this is the kind of book you can’t help but read too fast: You can’t wait to find out what happened, no matter that you never want it to end."
Black Swan Rising (2018)
Lisa Brackmann
"Fierce, fearsome, and distressingly relevant, with three compelling female leads and a storyline straight out of your very worst Twitter mentions, Black Swan Rising is a showcase for Brackmann's sharp prose and dry, trademark wit."
Your House Will Pay (2019)
Steph Cha
"Your House Will Pay is both a crackling page-turner and a deeply felt work of eloquence, clarity, and devastating insight."
Unspeakable Things (2020)
Jess Lourey
"With Unspeakable Things, Jess Lourey has managed the near-impossible, crafting a mystery as harrowing as it is tender, as gut-wrenching as it is lyrical. There is real darkness here, a creeping, inescapable dread that more than once had me looking over my own shoulder. But at its heart beats the irrepressible—and irresistible—spirit of its 12-year-old heroine, a young woman so bright and vital and brave she kept even the fiercest monsters at bay. This is a book that will stay with me for a long time."
The Lady Upstairs (2020)
Halley Sutton
"Halley Sutton's propulsive, delectable noir is one of the most thrilling debuts I can remember. With a pair of utterly captivating femmes fatales at its dark and twisty heart, The Lady Upstairs is sharp, sly, and crackling with erotic tension. I didn't just read this one--I devoured it."
Bad Habits (2021)
Amy Gentry
"If you’ve ever wondered how the Talented Mr. Ripley would fare in a Ph.D. program, Bad Habits is the book for you. With deft, crisp prose and unerring wit, Amy Gentry charts a singular young woman’s perilous ascent to the academic firmament—and then unravels all the secrets she had to keep to get there. By turns wicked and tender, ghastly and hilarious, Bad Habits is Amy Gentry’s best book yet—and the most fun I’ve had in ages."

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