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Abbott, Megan E. 1971-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 424 publications in 10 languages and 17,079 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Psychological fiction  Noir fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories  Drama 
Roles: Author, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Editor
Classifications: PS3601.B37, 813.6
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Megan E Abbott
You will know me : a novel by Megan E Abbott( Book )

25 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 2,115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How far will you go to achieve a dream? That's the question a celebrated coach poses to Katie and Eric Knox after he sees their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy and Olympic hopeful, compete. For the Knoxes there are no limits--until a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community and everything they have worked so hard for is suddenly at risk. As rumors swirl among the other parents, Katie tries frantically to hold her family together while also finding herself irresistibly drawn to the crime itself. What she uncovers--about her daughter's fears, her own marriage, and herself--forces Katie to consider whether there's any price she isn't willing to pay to achieve Devon's dream
The fever : a novel by Megan E Abbott( Book )

27 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community. The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security" --
Dare me : a novel by Megan E Abbott( Book )

36 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 1,736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a suspicious suicide, the members of a high school cheerleading squad, along with their new, perfectly cool coach, Colette French, are drawn into the investigation
The end of everything : a novel by Megan E Abbott( Book )

44 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year old Lizzie Hood and her next door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable. To Lizzie, the Verver household, presided over by Evie's big-hearted father, is the world's most perfect place. And then, one afternoon, Evie disappears. The only clue: a maroon sedan Lizzie spotted driving past the two girls earlier in the day. As a rabid, giddy panic spreads through the Midwestern suburban community, everyone looks to Lizzie for answers. Was Evie unhappy, troubled, upset? Had she mentioned being followed? Would she have gotten into the car of a stranger? Lizzie takes up her own furtive pursuit of the truth, prowling nights through backyards, peering through windows, pushing herself to the dark center of Evie's world. Haunted by dreams of her lost friend and titillated by her own new power at the center of the disappearance, Lizzie uncovers secrets and lies that make her wonder if she knew her best friend at all
Give me your hand by Megan E Abbott( Book )

9 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 1,058 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Kit Owens harbored only modest ambitions for herself when the mysterious Diane Fleming appeared in her high school chemistry class. But Diane's academic brilliance lit a fire in Kit, and the two developed an unlikely friendship. Until Diane shared a secret that changed everything between them. More than a decade later, Kit thinks she's put Diane behind her forever, and she's begun to fulfill the scientific dreams Diane awakened in her. But the past comes roaring back when she discovers that Diane is her competition for a position both women covet: taking part in groundbreaking new research led by their idol. Soon enough, the two former friends find themselves locked in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse that threatens to destroy them."--Dust jacket
The song is you by Megan E Abbott( Book )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account based on the mysterious 1949 disappearance of actress Jean Spangler, whose demise was linked to the Black Dahlia killings, is a darkly sensual tale that imagines what may have been her fate
Die a little : a novel by Megan E Abbott( Book )

28 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shadow-dodging through 1950s Hollywood glamor and its seedy flip-side, "Die a Little" tells the story of a femme fatale costume girl whose masquerade as the perfect housewife is clever enough to fool her detective husband, but not her suspicious sister-in-law
Bury me deep by Megan E Abbott( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and French and held by 811 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 1931, a station agent found two large trunks abandoned in Los Angeles' 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®-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, who meets -- and falls hard for -- the charming Joe Lanigan, a local rogue and politician on the rise, whose ties to Marion and her two friends bring events to a dangerous collision
Queenpin : a novel by Megan E Abbott( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 736 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: A young woman hired to keep the books at a down-at-the-heels nightclub is taken under the wing of the infamous Gloria Denton, a mob luminary who reigned during the Golden Era of Bugsy Siegel and Lucky Luciano. Notoriously cunning and ruthless, Gloria shows her eager young protegee the ropes, ushering her into a glittering demimonde of late-night casinos, racetracks, betting parlors, inside heists, and big, big money. Suddenly, the world is at her feet-as long as she doesn't take any chances, like falling for the wrong guy. As the roulette wheel turns, both mentor and protegee scramble to stay one step ahead of their bosses and each other
You will know me : a novel by Megan E Abbott( Recording )

25 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Katie and Eric Knox have dedicated their lives to their daughter Devon, a gymnastics prodigy. But when a violent death rocks their close-knit gymnastics community just weeks before an all-important competition, everything the Knoxes have worked so hard for feels suddenly at risk
The street was mine : white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noir by Megan E Abbott( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book considers a recurrent figure in American literature: the solitary white man moving through urban space. The descendent of nineteenth-century frontier and western heroes, the figure reemerges in 1930s-50s America as the "tough guy." The Street Was Mine looks at the tough guy in the works of hardboiled novelists Raymond Chandler (The Big Sleep) and James M. Cain (Double Indemnity) and their popular film noir adaptations. Focusing on the way the tough guy negotiates racial and gender "otherness," this study argues that he embodies the promise of an impervious white masculinity amidst the turmoil of the Depression through the beginnings of the Cold War
The end of everything : [a novel] by Megan E Abbott( Recording )

17 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen-year-old Lizzie Hood and her next-door neighbor Evie Verver are inseparable, best friends who swap clothes, bathing suits, and field-hockey sticks and between whom--presumably--there are no secrets. Then one afternoon, Evie disappears, and as a rabid, giddy panic spreads through the balmy suburban community, everyone turns to Lizzie for answers. Compelled by curiosity, Lizzie takes up her own furtive pursuit of the truth. Haunted by dreams of her lost friend and titillated by her new power at the center of the disappearance, Lizzie uncovers secret after secret and begins to wonder if she knew anything about her best friend at all
Dare me : a novel by Megan E Abbott( )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The high school cheerleading squad has a new coach: Colette French, perfect in every way, a cool and commanding presence who instantly wins the girls' approval and allegiance. The girls find themselves drawn into Coach's life, opening up to her and eagerly vying for her attention. But when a suspicious suicide hits close to home, and the police investigation involves Coach and her squad, the girls are left wondering where their loyalties truly lie-and how far is too far to go for those in power. When it's all over, someone will emerge on top, and the others will have fallen. Megan Abbott brings all of the raw passions of girlhood to life in this taut, unflinching exploration of what it means to be a leader, and what it means to truly fly
Give me your hand by Megan E Abbott( Recording )

10 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kit Owens thought that she would never see Diane Fleming again. The pair were best friends in high school, until a confidence shared between them changed everything. Kit thinks she has moved on with her life, fulfilling the scientific dreams that Diane awakened within her. The dreams that Diane wanted for herself. But Kit thought wrong. When Diane shows up unannounced in Kit's lab one day, formidable competition for the fellowship that would make Kit's career, the past comes roaring back to life. And when the deadly secret that drove them apart threatens their lives in shocking, unexpected ways, Kit has to make a choice and decide whether extending a hand to her former friend will save her; or ruin them both
Mad men carousel : the complete critical companion by Matt Zoller Seitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is a time machine. It goes backwards and forwards through all seven seasons. It takes longtime fans to a place where they ache to go again. It guides new viewers on their first trip to 1960s Madison Avenue. It lets us think about the show the way a TV critic does. Around and around and back home again, to a place where we know why it's loved."--
Detroit noir by John Hocking( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents short stories about Detroit with noir and crime fiction by writers such as Joyce Carol Oates, Joe Boland, Peter Markus, and Lolita Hernandez
The best American mystery stories 2016( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Best American Mystery Stories 2016 is a feast of both literary crime and hard-boiled detection, featuring a seemingly innocent murderer, a drug dealer in love, a drunken prank gone terribly wrong, and plenty of other surprising twists and turns
Die a little : a novel by Megan E Abbott( Recording )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lora, a schoolteacher, is driven by jealousy and mistrust to investigate Alice, the Hollywood wardrobe assistant who has stolen her brother's heart, and soon finds herself involved in the same shady activities she found so condemnable in Alice
Picnic at Hanging Rock( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set at the turn of the twentieth century, follows the aftermath of the disappearance of three students and a young teacher from an all-girls school while on a school picnic
The fever : a novel by Megan E Abbott( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The panic unleashed by a mysterious contagion threatens the bonds of family and community in a seemingly idyllic suburban community. The Nash family is close-knit. Tom is a popular teacher, father of two teens: Eli, a hocky star and girl magnet, and his sister Deenie, a diligent student. Their seeming stability, however, is thrown into chaos when Deenie's best friend is struck by a terrifying, unexplained seizure in class. Rumors of a hazardous outbreak spread through the family, school and community. As hysteria and contagion swell, a series of tightly held secrets emerges, threatening to unravel friendships, families and the town's fragile idea of security
 
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The end of everything : a novel
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The song is youDie a little : a novelBury me deepQueenpin : a novelThe street was mine : white masculinity in hardboiled fiction and film noirThe end of everything : [a novel]Detroit noirDie a little : a novel
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