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The Ultimate Caspary Woman: Laura by Vera Caspary

Laura, a detective novel published in 1943, has remained Vera Caspary’s best-known work, partially thanks to the well-regarded film adaptation that followed. The slim yet action-packed story was first serialized in Collier’s magazine in 1942 as Ring Twice for Laura

Though Laura is sometimes classified in the femme fatale genre, this isn’t accurate. The titular heroine is a smart, hardworking, independent woman (her dicey taste in men aside), and the prototype for the ultimate Caspary woman. This discussion of Laura is excerpted from the forthcoming No One Named Vera Can Ever Tell a Lie: The Novels of Vera Caspary by Francis Booth: Read More→


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