Wonderful Vintage Pulp Covers for Domestic Suspense Novels

Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, editor Sarah Weinman’s collection of “stories from the trailblazers of domestic suspense,” is not only one of the year’s must-have collections of forgotten writings; it also continues the excellent trend of under-appreciated fiction subgenres getting the respect they rightfully deserve. And even though we know you should never judge a book by one, the cover of Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives is as irresistible as the stories by Patricia Highsmith, Vera Caspary, and the other writers included in this marvelous collection of crime fiction. It’s a design that pulls you in with its homage to old-school pulp paperback covers of the kind of novels authors in Weinman’s anthology published.


Using Weinman’s Domestic Suspense website as a jumping off point, we collected a handful of real vintage covers for the works of the writers featured in Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives