Saturday, February 25, 2023

Eight recent novels featuring truly fatal femmes fatales

Misha Popp enjoys writing about murdery women and over-the-top baked goods, but not so much about herself. She lives in rural Massachusetts where she bakes entirely too many pies and sculpts things out of chocolate. An unrepentant school nerd, she has a collection of degrees that have nothing to do with the jobs that pay her.

Popp's new novel is A Good Day to Pie.

At CrimeReads she tagged eight truly fatal femmes fatales from recent novels, including:
Scarlett from They Never Learn – Layne Fargo

Scarlett, is, without question, the #MeToo hero the world needs. Limiting herself to one kill a year, this deadly vigilante goes after the academia’s worst sexual predators. With an opening chapter that reads almost like an AU version of Magic, Lies, and Deadly Pies, Scarlett is very much the darker side of Daisy’s feminist revenge coin. Of all the books on this list, this is the one I most want to see get a film or TV adaptation.
Read about another entry on the list.

They Never Learn is among Lesley Kara's six top crime novels about settling old scores, Heather Levy's top eight books on those darkest guilty pleasures we love to devour, Melissa Colasanti's six deliciously duplicitous female characters in thrillers, Amy Gentry's novels of the new Dark Academia canon, and Molly Odintz's six best vigilante thrillers.

My Book, The Movie: They Never Learn.

--Marshal Zeringue