The Craigslist Murders by Brenda Cullerton
A Novel (Melville International Crime)

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Who’s killing the Upper East Side trophy wives?

Unleashing the pent-up fury most Americans feel over the financial crisis, Brenda Cullerton’s wickedly riotous tale of an interior “desecrator” turned murderess is a flaming arrow into the dark heart of Manhattan’s filthy rich.

Working on New York’s Upper East Side for phenomenally rich and frighteningly skinny women who are suffering from BBS (Birkin Bag Syndrome—a muscle ailment due to carrying heavy pocketbooks) has driven interior designer Charlotte Wolfe mad. It seems to her that the insatiable pursuit of luxury breeds monsters. She gets even angrier when she begins to encounter the same thing over and over again: these women are so cheap they go on Craigslist to sell things their husband kept from wife number one.

As the financial crisis escalates and Charlotte’s own resources dwindle, her rage leads her to not only bite the well-manicured hands that feed her, but to do something more—to really clean house. A razor-sharp satire that’s both laugh-out-loud funny and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful, The Craigslist Murders will inspire readers to cheer an unlikely heroine, whose nightmares are the stuff of a poor person’s dreams.


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About Brenda Cullerton

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Brenda Cullerton is a writer for the fashion, beauty, and interior design industries, and the author of the memoir, The Nearly Departed, Or, My Family and Other Foreigners, which O Magazine called "wise, courageous, brutally honest and darkly hilarious." She has also written several books on interiors and the home. She lives and works in New York City.
 
Published May 17, 2011 by Melville International Crime. 226 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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Her chosen technique is to find a rich lady selling a ludicrously expensive item on Craigslist, get into her Manhattan apartment and bludgeon her to death with a fireplace poker she keeps hidden in a rolled-up yoga mat.

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This is the tension at the heart of the novel: Wolfe purports to want authenticity, emotion and culture, but spends her time documenting the madness of the consumerist nightmare she is trapped in.

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