Women Sleuths

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Murder at the Mena House reflects a much more glamorous and gentler age of sleuthing, when the detective wore a tuxedo instead of a trench coat and his lovely com

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“Regardless of whether a reader is dipping into their 19th Temperance Brennan novel or their first, Kathy Reichs proves once again why she remains at the top of the bestseller list year aft

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“The story is a good cozy read, and the reader will be challenged to ride along with the characters and try to learn who the criminal is before Sammy does.

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“Released on the day of Holmes’ 166th birthday, this book is for any reader who likes Sherlock Holmes, whether a dyed-in-the-wool devotee of the Great Detective or merely

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“get ready for action, adventure, and romance when you open the cover . . .”

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“what a police procedural should be: a clever and likable lead detective, a supporting cast of both hardworking and lazy cops, wisecracking (and occasionally ribald) station house banter, a

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“Tursten’s books present the Swedish setting as if it were a character, in rich, active detail.

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“Simpson’s depiction of the south after the Civil War is chilling, with lynchings, beatings, voodoo, and hidden secrets sprinkled throughout that keep us turning the pages.”

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“As with all other Bess Crawford mysteries, this one is historically accurate, entertainingly written, and thoroughly enjoyable.”

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“In The Night Fire Michael Connelly delivers the goods once again, extending his legacy as quite simply the best author of police procedurals in the business.”

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“One of Hand’s remarkable abilities is the deftness with which she creates dynamic and unique voices for each point-of-view character, helping the reader track multiple storylines throughou

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“Haunted House Murder is a tempting smorgasbord of seasonal suspense . . .

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“Fans of Karen Slaughter will find Haseldine’s crime fiction rewarding . . .”

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Sarah James is a medical intern in San Francisco living in a pre-war building in Pacific Heights. Overworked and often exhausted, Sarah enjoys her neighbors who are mostly senior citizens. 

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“Crombie lays before the reader a maze with stops and starts at every turn.

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“Isaacs’ writing is clever and funny, with laugh-out-loud moments and strong character development.”

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When “the brass upstairs decided to promote a brown-nosing pile of crap and my least favorite partner ever, a fellow by the name of Paul Kramer, to be my boss . . .

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“Martin Edwards crafts vivid descriptions of both character and setting that embed the reader into the scene in a way few writers can achieve.”

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For a small town on the northern tip of Ireland, there are an awful lot of suspects for multiple types of crime.

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“Keller’s lush prose and complex characters will draw readers in . . .”

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“Fashioning modern methods of investigation as well as other 21st century conventions into acceptable practices in the daily life of ancient Rome may sound like an insurmountable task, but

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“Lepionka, a Shamus Award-winning and Anthony and Macavity Award-nominated author, shows us that she not only has top-notch writing chops, she has longevity, with Roxane Weary destined to f

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“Bad Axe County is one damn fine book.”

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