Caspary, Vera, 1899-1987 / Laura
Author Caspary, Vera, 1899-1987
Title Laura
Edition First Feminist Press edition
Publish Date 2005
Publisher Feminist Press at the City University of New York
ISBN 9781558618831
Series Femmes fatales : women write pulp
Type Fiction (Kobo Ebook)
LC Call # PS3505.A842L28 2005
Genre Detective and mystery fiction
Subject Police--New York (State)--New York--Fiction
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)--Fiction
Mistaken identity--Fiction
Single women--Fiction
Synopsis Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charms-not even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Laura’s death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power. Soon he realizes he’s been seduced by a dead woman-or has he?
Laura won lasting renown as an Academy Award-nominated 1944 film, the greatest noir romance of all time. Vera Caspary’s equally haunting novel is remarkable for its stylish, hardboiled writing, its electrifying plot twists, and its darkly complex characters-including a woman who stands as the ultimate femme fatale.