Sarah Weinman gathers stories here written by women who perhaps did not get the fame and readership they deserved. Some of the writers are more well-known than others, but maybe not for the stories collected here. Here we are calling the stories "domestic suspense" but I notice already that that term is no longer popular. I can see that is still puts fiction written by women and about women in a confining box. Anyway..
"The Heroine" by Patricia Highsmith is a spooky story about a woman hired to be a governess to two small children. It was Highsmith's first published story and it is a strong one. How often does a nanny who is doing her job at the highest level and with the most devotion scare you. This one does. Right from the outset because she has staked so much on getting this job. She doesn't want a day off or even a salary so devoted to this family does she immediately become. She decides she must prove her devotion by rescuing them from some sort of plague. You can read the story in many places online--or have it read to you. Highsmith liked to toy with how a good intention can turn bad.
Dorothy Salisbury Davis' story "Lost Generation" is also a horror story, reminiscent of "The Lottery" in some ways. It carried a warning when it was published in Ellery Queen that it might be too horrific for some readers, but its ideas were important. A school teacher is retained by the school board despite making some political remarks that offended many of the parents of his students. The police come for him like a lynch mob and shoot him in his hallway. His small son, who has already expressed fears of things in the night, flees, leading to a chase.
Here is a charming piece by Sarah Weinman about going to visit Ms. Davis shortly before her death.