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    The Case of the Howling Dog by Erle Stanley Gardner

Compared to a juicy murder trial, a case of feuding neighbors isn’t exactly Perry Mason’s cup of tea. But Arthur Cartright insists that Mason is the only one who can muzzle the howling hound that’s driving Cartright crazy.

Year: 1934
Genre: Domestic SuspenseLegal Thriller

    Collected Millar: The Dawn of Domestic Suspense by Margaret Millar

A grim locked room mystery doubles as brilliantly funny comedy; a nuanced portrait of a marriage rocked by paranoia and loneliness; an examination of a deeply flawed mother's psychology-and its deadly consequences; a chilling noir tale about the value--or lack thereof--of a human life. Humor, politics, chilling psychological insight and the outright macabre are all on display in these novels, which were formative both for the author and the generations of writers who followed her.

Year: 1944
Genre: Domestic SuspenseLocked Room

    Cancel All Our Vows by John D. MacDonald

Fletcher thought he knew his wife Jane completely. No dark secrets. No hidden past. Then one hot summer week everything changed. And suddenly, brutally, Jane became a cold stranger.

Year: 1953
Genre: Domestic SuspenseFamily Secrets

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Mary Katherine “Merricat” Blackwood and her elder sister Constance live alone in their ancestral home with their crippled uncle after the tragic murder of both of their parents, their aunt, and their younger brother. Having been accused and later acquitted of the murders, Constance confines herself to the grounds of their home, while Merricat contends with their hostile neighbors and with the ever-increasing sense of impending danger she feels is heading their way.

Year: 1962
Genre: Domestic SuspenseHorror

    Brightness Falls by Jay McInerney

As he maps the fault lines spreading through the marriage of Russell and Corrine Calloway and chronicles Russell's wildly ambitious scheme to seize control of the publishing house at which he works, Jay McInerney creates an elegy for New York in the 1980s. From the literary chimeras and corporate raiders to those dispossessed by the pandemonium of money and power, Brightness Falls captures a rash era at its moment of reckoning and gives reality back to a time that now seems decidedly unreal.

Year: 1992
Genre: Domestic SuspenseFamily Drama

    The Good Life by Jay McInerney

Clinging to a semiprecarious existence in TriBeCa, Corrine and Russell Calloway have survived a separation and are wonderstruck by young twins. Several miles uptown, Luke McGavock has postponed his accumulation of wealth in an attempt to recover the sense of purpose now lacking in a life that often gives him pause. But on a September morning, brightness falls horribly from the sky, and people worlds apart suddenly find themselves working side by side at the devastated site.

Year: 2006
Genre: Domestic SuspenseFamily Drama

    How It Ended by Jay McInerney

From the writer whose first novel, Bright Lights, Big City, defined a generation, a collection of twenty-six stories, new and old, that trace the arc of his career for nearly three decades.

Year: 2009
Genre: Domestic Suspense

    Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney

This unforgettable New York story of glamour, sex, ambition, and heartbreak begins in the heady days before the financial crash. But beneath the glossy surfaces, things are simmering. The third book in McInerney's celebrated Calloway trilogy, Bright, Precious Days is an aching, extraordinary portrait of a marriage during a period of dizzying change.

Year: 2016
Genre: Domestic SuspenseFamily Drama

 

 

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Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1934The Case of the Howling Dog by Erle Stanley Gardner Domestic Suspense, Legal Thriller, Perry Mason
1944Collected Millar: The Dawn of Domestic Suspense by Margaret Millar Domestic Suspense, Locked Room
1953Cancel All Our Vows by John D. MacDonald Domestic Suspense, Family Secrets
1962We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson Domestic Suspense, Horror
1992Brightness Falls by Jay McInerney Domestic Suspense, Family Drama, Calloway Trilogy
2006The Good Life by Jay McInerney Domestic Suspense, Family Drama, Calloway Trilogy
2009How It Ended by Jay McInerney Domestic Suspense, Short Stories
2016Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney Domestic Suspense, Family Drama, Calloway Trilogy

 

 

 


 

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