For The Week magazine, she named six favorite books featuring female sleuths, including:
The Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn KeeneRead about the other entries on the list.
It’s impossible not to mention the one sleuth who influenced just about every female mystery writer in America: Nancy Drew, whose stories were ghostwritten by several authors under the Keene pseudonym. Quick-witted and courageous, Nancy demonstrated to girls of my generation that we could accomplish anything, even with our girlfriends in tow.
Nancy Drew made Adrian McKinty's top ten list of lady detectives.
Also see Anne Holt's top ten list of female detectives.