Lives of Crime and Other Stories

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About the author:
L. Shapley Bassen's The End of Shakespeare & Co. was the winner of the 2009 Atlantic Pacific Press Drama Prize. She was a 2011 Flan- nery O'Connor Award finalist and is a fiction editor for prickofthe Ms. Bassen also won a Mary Robert Rinehart Fellow- ship for German Sabbath, which was published in 2014 as Summer of the Long Knives, about the successful assassination of Adolf Hitler. She has been published in numerous print and online publications, including Kenyon Review and American Scholar. She is a produced and published playwright and a commissioned co-author of a WWII memoir. A Vassar grad, she has been married for four decades and lives in Rhode Island.

Lives of Crime and Other Stories

Authored by L. Shapley Bassen

"These are great noir stories, with a very intelligent self-awareness that makes them existentially perplexing and entertaining at the same time. Kind of a guilty pleasure. Love the wry darkness."

-Susan Smith Nash, author of "The Adventures of Tinguely Querer"

Publication Date:
0692300031 / 9780692300039
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Short Stories

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