Ann Arensberg: “A novelist at home writing Gothic mysteries or airy satires about the Manhattan publishing scene”

From a New York Times obit by Clay Risen headlined “Ann Arensberg, Insightful Novelist of Mysteries and Manners, Dies at 84”:

Ann Arensberg, a novelist equally at home writing Gothic mysteries set in dark corners of New England and airy satires set in her native territory, the Manhattan publishing and cultural scene, died in Sharon, Conn. Her brother, Walter W. Arensberg, said the cause was complications of Covid-19.

Ms. Arensberg came to writing relatively late in life, after an early career in museums and more than a decade as an editor at Viking Press. After publishing a few short stories in the 1970s, she finished her first novel, “Sister Wolf,” in 1980, when she was 43.