- About Us
femmes fatales was created almost twenty years ago by mystery author Marisa Babjak during a pre-published stint as a computer analyst. Sitting at a desk forty hours a week at the City of Los Angeles’ Information Technology Department, along with the boss from hell, Marisa kept wondering if this was going to be her life until retirement.
A member of the mystery fan and writer organization Sisters in Crime, Marisa showed up at one of the meetings wearing a turquoise and silver pistol pin and saw how all her writer friends wanted one too. Back at work, spending endless hours typing up ways of killing that evil boss, the reaction to that pin kept creeping into her brain.
After a bit of research on what types of products were available with a mystery/crime theme and dreaming up others that she wished she had, the seeds for femmes fatales were planted.
Happily both femmes fatales and her first novel, White Lies came to fruition and the computer job is a distant memory. Marisa started with mail order catalogs and when the Internet grew, she did too. We hope you enjoy all the products that Marisa, called the Shopping Detective, has gathered for all of you mystery fans, book lovers in general and for anyone who has a great (or wacky and dark) sense of humor! We also have items for lawyers, police, forensics, bug experts--the whole gamut of crime solving occupations.
At femmes fatales, we believe in treating others as we want to be treated. We don't share your personal information with any other company. And if you sign up for an account with us, we promise you'll only receive AT MOST 1 email a month from us. And you can cancel at anytime. We also believe in great customer service. You can email or call us anytime.
And that evil boss….she whacked him big time! (In the novel.) She hasn’t had a migraine headache since.