Books by Megan Abbott

Megan Abbott has taught literature, writing and film at New York University and the State University of New York at Oswego. Born in the Detroit area, she graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English Literature. She received her Ph.D. i


DARE ME by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 31, 2012

"Compelling, claustrophobic and slightly creepy in a can't-put-it-down way."
Following the direction taken by her last novel (The End of Everything, 2011, etc.), Edgar winner Abbott again delivers an unsettling look at the inner life of adolescent girls in the guise of a crime story. Read full book review >
THE END OF EVERYTHING by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 7, 2011

"A tangled tale that is more provocative than illuminating."
Edgar Award-winning crime writer Abbott's sixth novel (Bury Me Deep, 2009, etc.) is a change of pace: a delicate skein of fantasies and obsessions, shared by two adolescent girls and shadowed by an abduction. Read full book review >
BURY ME DEEP by Megan Abbott
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: July 7, 2009

"Abbott takes readers on a wild thrill ride with an utterly believable and strangely sympathetic heroine."
A neglected young wife falls hard and fast in this hard-boiled Jazz Age crime novel. Read full book review >
QUEENPIN by Megan Abbott
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: June 5, 2007

"Abbott (The Song is You, 2007, etc.) produces another stunning hardboiled heroine."
A young woman's brutal education in the Las Vegas syndicate includes learning how to play, and betray, her ice-queen boss. Read full book review >
THE SONG IS YOU by Megan Abbott
MYSTERY & CRIME
Released: Jan. 9, 2007

"With abundant style and a tight, convincing story, Abbott provides a retro thrill ride that transcends its dated roots."
A chilling second novel from Edgar-nominated Abbott (Die a Little, 2005) spins the conventions of noir crime fiction into something fierce, fast and fresh. Read full book review >
DIE A LITTLE by Megan Abbott
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"In these tasty noir stylings, you can almost smell the smoke and hear the clinking of ice cubes."
A schoolteacher gets jumpy when her brother falls for sizzling hot dame. Read full book review >