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From two acclaimed experts in the genre, a new series of supernatural stories showcasing forgotten female horror writers.

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"...an absolute must-own for those interested in the women who helped shape the horror genre...Weird Women ultimately works because of the stories and authors Klinger and Morton chose. They present a cross-section of the women who published during the time period, focusing on tales that are not only well-written but are also genuinely creepy. They also provide a brief bio for each author so that you can learn more about the incredible women in this collection...I cannot recommend it enough if you are a fan of tales of the strange and unusual."

iHorror.com Book Review 8/4/20

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“… worth reading the supernatural dread and unexplained occurrences women recalled, and imagined, from an earlier time of homebound life.”

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, “Booked and Printed”

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"This enchanting book contains 21 short stories in the horror supernatural genre all written by women... One anticipates a second volume to complement this excellent first set. VERDICT: A feast of entertaining (and often scary) reads. Highly recommended for those interested in literature of the horror and supernatural variety." - Library Journal, August 1, 2020 (starred review)

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"Morton and Klinger refute the popular misconception that the early horror genre had few female writers—in reality, as they show, women writers were forerunners of the genre...Feminist and horror-genre readers will jump on this compelling and spooky collection..." Booklist (starred review), August 2020

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"Women throughout history have been the chroniclers and agents of change, and in these stories, their fears about the world are limned with staggering detail. Weird Women gives a real glimpse of horror, written by authors who truly experienced it." - Bookpage, September 2020 issue

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"Curated by best-selling and award-winning anthologists and horror fiction aficionados Lisa Morton and Leslie S. Klinger, Weird Women: Classic Supernatural Fiction by Groundbreaking Female Writers, 1852-1923 presents a brilliant and wide-ranging selection of stories...This collection will be a valuable resource for scholars in the field who continue to explore and unpack the cultural and historical significance of weird stories."
- Supernatural Studies

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