Short stories by Victoria Lincoln.

VICTORIA LINCOLN was born in 1904 in Fall River, Massachusetts, where she lived until she graduated from the B.M.C. Durfee public high school in 1922. She majored in English at Radcliffe College, married the scion of a well-to-do Southern family, divorced, and later married Victor Lowe, a professor of philosophy whose primary interest was in the work of Alfred North Whitehead. They settled in Baltimore, Maryland. She had one child from her first marriage and two from her second. Miss Lincoln wrote many essays and short stories for women’s magazines and several novels including February Hill (an early success in 1934) and Charles (1962) about Charles Dickens. After many years of wanting to write about Lizzie Borden, and despite advice that the market for books on Lizzie was saturated, she decided that her unique perspective on the murders deserved a hearing. A PRIVATE DISGRACE received an Edgar as the best non-fiction crime book of 1967 from the Mystery Writers of America. In 1981 Miss Lincoln died in her home in Baltimore. She was 76.

Listing 3 stories.

A young teenage girl finds herself orphaned and alone, struggling to fit in with the community at her aunt and uncle's home. She manages to befriend an older girl who lives nearby, but this friendship exposes her to a dangerous old man who preys on young girls.

A woman whose husband has gone to war finds herself living in his mother's house; her inability to control her impulses rouses the ire of her mother-in-law, and drives her into the arms of her husband's brother.

A senior in high school realizes she is in love with an acquaintance within weeks of graduating, forcing her to try to initiate something before they both leave for college.