Edgar Award winning author and reigning crown princess of noir (
Booklist) Megan Abbott reignites in
Bury Me Deep the hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex, shifting loyalties, and dark perversions of power that marked a true-life case born of Depression-era Phoenix, reimagined here as a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire.
By the author of Dare Me and The End of Everything In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles s Southern Pacific Station. What he found inside ignited one of the most scandalous tabloid sensations of the decade. Inspired by this notorious true crime, Edgar(r)-winning author Megan Abbott s novel
Bury Me Deep is the story of Marion Seeley, a young woman abandoned in Phoenix by her doctor husband. At the medical clinic where she finds a job, Marion becomes fast friends with Louise, a vivacious nurse, and her roommate, Ginny, a tubercular blonde. Before long, the demure Marion is swept up in the exuberant life of the girls, who supplement their scant income by entertaining the town s most powerful men with wild parties. At one of these events, Marion meets and falls hard for the charming Joe Lanigan, a local rogue and politician on the rise, whose ties to all three women bring events to a dangerous collision. A story born of Jazz Age decadence and Depression-era desperation,
Bury Me Deep with its hothouse of jealousy, illicit sex and shifting loyalties is a timeless portrait of the dark side of desire and the glimmer of redemption."