Bury Me Deep: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Simon and Schuster, Jul 7, 2009 - Fiction - 240 pages
21 Reviews
By the author of Dare Me and The End of Everything

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®-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
The prose is powerful and to my tastes. - Goodreads
The plot moved quickly, which works for me. - Goodreads
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User Review  - melahknee - Goodreads

I liked this book, but not as much as the other Megan Abbott books I've read (there wasn't enough gangster moll action for me). It's based on a true story, which I didn't really know about until half ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heidi Kneale - Goodreads

Normally I don't read noir or based-on-true crime, but the cover I could stare at for hours, the blurb enticed me and I was drawn into the book until the last word. I found it an evocative and heart ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Megan Abbott has taught literature, writing, and film at New York University and the State University of New York at Oswego. She received her Ph.D. in English and American literature from New York University in 2000, and in 2002 Palgrave Macmillan published her nonfiction study, The Street Was Mine: White Masculinity in Hardboiled Fiction and Film Noir. She lives in New York City.

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