Megan Abbott and Alison Gaylin are both known for their suspense-filled novels.
Abbott often writes noir from a historical perspective such as Bury Me Deep and Queenpin.
But she also is an expert at contemporary suspense, with a twist, such as her 2012 Dare Me, which looked at the cut-throat world of cheerleading.
Dare Me was named a “summer read” by O Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday and the Wall Street Journal.
Gaylin’s latest novel is the suspense-filled Into the Dark, the second in her new series about Brenna Spector, a missing persons whose rare neurological disorder enables her to recall every detail of every day of her life.
A couple of years ago, Abbott and Gaylin teamed up for a graphic novel Normandy Gold.
Normandy Gold has been described as a Tarantino-esque graphic novel about a female sheriff who comes to 1970s Washington, D.C., to avenge the murder of her call girl sister.
Perhaps that comparison to Tarantino will soon be more than just a description.
Normandy Gold has been optioned to New Regency, with Abbott and Gaylin to adapt.
We all know that an option is a long way from a property actually becoming a film.
But it’s a good start.
And I’m looking forward to the team of Abbott and Gaylin making it to the big screen.