Sunday, July 10, 2011

Six recommended books featuring female sleuths

Tess Gerritsen is the best-selling author of the Jane Rizzoli crime thrillers, including The Silent Girl.

For The Week magazine, she named six favorite books featuring female sleuths, including:
The Nancy Drew mysteries by Carolyn Keene

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.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Nancy Drew made Adrian McKinty's top ten list of lady detectives.

Also see Anne Holt's top ten list of female detectives.

--Marshal Zeringue