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Vera Caspary (November 13, 1899 — June 13, 1987) was an American writer of novels, plays, screenplays, and short stories. Her best-known novel Laura was made into a highly successful movie. Though she claimed she was not a "real" mystery writer, her novels effectively merged women's quest for identity and love with murder plots. Independence is the key to her protagonists, with her novels revolving around women who are menaced, but who turn out to be neither victimized nor rescued damsels.

Following her father's death, the income from Caspary's writing was at times only just sufficient to support both herself and her mother, and during the Great Depression she became interested in Socialist causes. Caspary joined the Communist party under an alias, but not being totally committed and at odds with its code of secrecy, she claimed to have confined her activities to fund-raising and hosting meetings. Caspary visited Russia in an attempt to confirm her beliefs, but nonetheless became disillusioned and wished to resign from the Party, although she continued to contribute money and support similar causes. She eventually married her lover and writing collaborator of six years, Isidor "Igee" Goldsmith; but despite this being a successful partnership, her Communist connections would later lead to her being "graylisted", temporarily yet significantly affecting their offers of work and income. The couple split their time between Hollywood and Europe until Igee's death in 1964, after which Caspary remained in New York where she would write a further eight books.

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Total Books: 37
Women Crime Writers Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s Laura / The Horizontal Man / In a Lonely Place / The Blank Wall
The Murder at the Stork Club and Other Mysteries
2009 - The Murder at the Stork Club and Other Mysteries (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781932009859
ISBN-10: 193200985X

2008 - Bedelia [Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781558615083
ISBN-10: 1558615083

2008 - Laura [Femmes Fatales: Women Write Pulp] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781558615069
ISBN-10: 1558615067

Lethal Ladies The Lady Vanishes / Laura / Rebecca
2004 - Lethal Ladies the Lady Vanishes / Laura / Rebecca [Mystery Guild Lost Classics Omnibus] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780739443873
ISBN-10: 0739443879
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Lethal Ladies
2004 - Lethal Ladies [The Lady Vanishes & Laura - Exclusive 2-in-1 Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780739444948
ISBN-10: 0739444948

Laura Spanish Edition
2003 - Laura Spanish Edition (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789500424707
ISBN-10: 9500424703
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Catálogo de libros en español, Substores
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Polars annes cinquante 4
1998 - Polars Annes Cinquante 4 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782258049734
ISBN-10: 2258049733

1979 - Dreamers (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780671826932
ISBN-10: 067182693X

Secret of Elizabeth
1979 - Secret of Elizabeth [Also Published as Elizabeth X] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780671821388
ISBN-10: 0671821385
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Elizabeth X
1978 - Elizabeth X (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780491024556
ISBN-10: 049102455X

Final Portrait
1971 - Final Portrait (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780491000994
ISBN-10: 0491000995

The secrets of grown-ups
The Secrets of Grown-ups (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780070102231
ISBN-10: 0070102236
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Rosecrest cell
The Rosecrest Cell (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780491003902
ISBN-10: 0491003900

Wedding in Paris
Wedding in Paris [Acting Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780573080326
ISBN-10: 0573080321
Genre: Literature & Fiction

The Man Who Loved His Wife [Ulverscroft Large Print] (Hardcover)Hardcover