Books

Femmes Fatales

Laura

Vera Caspary
The woman who kept men spellbound—even after her death...

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Mother Finds a Body

Gypsy Rose Lee
A sexy, hard-boiled murder mystery by America's most famous burlesque entertainer.

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The G-String Murders

Gypsy Rose Lee
Narrating a twisted tale of a backstage double murder, Gypsy Rose Lee provides a fascinating look behind the scenes of burlesque theater—richly populated by strippers, comics, and Siggy the G-string salesman.

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The Man Who Loved His Wife

Vera Caspary
A jealous husband frames his wife for his own suicide so she'll never love again.

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Bedelia

Vera Caspary
A masterful psychological mystery unmasks a "Black Widow" serial killer.

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Return to Lesbos

Valerie Taylor
Sapphic suburban housewife Frances seeks fulfillment and love from small-town America's queer demi-monde.

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Stranger on Lesbos

Valerie Taylor
Sexy, beautiful, frustrated...a neglected housewife finds the delights and degradations of forbidden love.

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The Girls in 3-B

Valerie Taylor
Three small-town girls face the hard choices of big city life in this classic 1950s pulp.

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By Cecile

Tereska Torres
Her husband takes her novels and signs them as his own; she takes his lover and becomes her mistress.

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Women's Barracks

Tereska Torres
The grim setting of an urban military barracks—with its freezing dorms, rationed food, and unbecoming regulation underwear—became the setting for one of the steamiest novels of its time and the first-ever "lesbian pulp."

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Now, Voyager

Olive Higgins Prouty
Now, Voyager is the story of a woman who discovers love, sex, and motherhood outside of marriage; and who learns that men are, ultimately, dispensable in the quest for happiness and fulfillment.

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Bunny Lake Is Missing

Evelyn Piper
In this fraught and at times freakish tale of suspense, Evelyn Piper takes us deep into the psyche of the 1950s to explore American fetishes, fallacies, and fears around motherhood and sexuality.

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Skyscraper

Faith Baldwin
An exciting career in a gleaming skyscraper--intrigues with a dashing stranger--or marriage to a regular guy? What's a girl to do?

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