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Lives of Crime and Other Stories by L. Shapley Bassen

Lives of Crime and Other Stories
by L. Shapley Bassen

$18.95 paperback
194 pages, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 978-0692300039
ISBN-10: 0692300031
BISAC: Fiction / Short Stories

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Praise for Lives of Crime and Other Stories

These are great noir stories, with a very intelligent self-awareness that makes them existentially perplexing and entertaining at the same time. Kind of a guilty pleasure. Love the wry darkness.
                                            —Susan Smith Nash, author of The Adventures of Tinguely Querer

Lives of Crime & Other Stories is a heartfelt triumph.”
                                             —Kyle Minor, author of In the Devil's Territory and Praying Drunk


Praise for Summer of the Long Knives

Summer of the Long Knives packs so much into a short space. The background of 1930s Berlin creates depth, the characters' colour, the plot style, and excitement. L.B. handles all of her elements very nicely indeed.”
                                            —Iain Pears, English art historian, journalist, author of An Instance of the Fingerpost

L. Shapley Bassen's The End of Shakespeare & Co. was the winner of the 2009 Atlantic Pacific Press Drama Prize. She was a 2011 Flannery O'Connor Award finalist and is a fiction editor for prickofthe spindle.com. Ms. Bassen also won a Mary Robert Rinehart Fellowship for German Sabbath, which was published in 2014 as Summer of the Long Knives, about the successful assassination of Adolf Hitler. She has been published in numerous print and online publications, including Kenyon Review and American Scholar. She is a produced and published playwright and a commissioned co-author of a WWII memoir. A Vassar grad, she has been married for four decades and lives in Rhode Island.

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