Bury Me Deep

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Thorndike Press, Oct 1, 2009 - Fiction - 357 pages
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In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles's Southern Pacific Station. What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade.

Inspired by this notorious true crime, Edgar(R)-winning author Megan Abbott's novel "Bury Me Deep" is the story of Marion Seeley, a young woman abandoned in Phoenix by her doctor husband. At the medical clinic where she finds a job, Marion becomes fast friends with Louise, a vivacious nurse, and her roommate, Ginny, a tubercular blonde. Before long, the demure Marion is swept up in the exuberant life of the girls, who supplement their scant income by entertaining the town's most powerful men with wild parties. At one of these events, Marion meets -- and falls hard for -- the charming Joe Lanigan, a local rogue and politician on the rise, whose ties to all three women bring events to a dangerous collision.

A story born of Jazz Age decadence and Depression-era desperation, "Bury Me Deep" -- with its hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex and shifting loyalties -- is a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire and the glimmer of redemption.

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Megan Abbott is such an amazing writer! - Goodreads
Abbott's prose is well worth your time. - Goodreads
The plot moved quickly, which works for me. - Goodreads
She's a great writer. - Goodreads
The prose is powerful and to my tastes. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Christa Van - Goodreads

This book starts our being something typical. The sweet young wife of a doctor is left alone while he takes a job in Mexico and falls in with a bad crowd of "fast" women who introduce her to the town ... Read full review

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User Review  - Pat - Goodreads

While I enjoyed this book, I found it oddly distant. Perhaps it was partly all the language running around in circles to avoid just telling us Marion was having sex with Joe Lanigan, a smooth talking ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Megan Abbott is an award wining author. She was born in the Detroit area and graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English Literature. Abbott went on to receive a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from New York University. Abbott's stories have appeared in Damn Near Dead: An Anthology of Geezer Noir (2006), Wall Street Noir (2007), Detroit Noir (2007), Storyglossia and Queens Noir (2007). Her nonfiction book, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir, was published in 2003. She is also the editor of the Edgar-nominated A Hell of a Woman: An Anthology of Female Noir. Megan is also the Edgar-winning author of the novels Die a Little, The Song Is You, Queenpin and Bury Me Deep. She won the Barry Award (Deadly Pleasures and Mystery News award) and has been nominated three times for the Anthony Award (Bouchercon World Mystery Convention award). Her upcoming novel, The End of Everything, comes out in July 2011. Megan Abbott lives in Queens, New York City.

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