cover image Tart Noir

Tart Noir

Various. Berkley Publishing Group, $13 (320pp) ISBN 978-0-425-18643-5

Bad girls aplenty act tough in Tart Noir, an all-original anthology edited by Stella Duffy and Lauren Henderson. Gathered from both sides of the Atlantic, this volume includes 20 tales by such female mystery mavens as Val McDermid, Laura Lippman, Sujata Massey, Sparkle Hayter, Denise Mina and the co-editors themselves.