Sunday, September 8, 2019

Seven top international thrillers with female protagonists

As an investigative journalist, Holly Watt has written about the refugee crisis, traveling to Libya, Lebanon, and Zaatari refugee camps in Jordan, and covered stories ranging from the Panama Papers to chasing modern-day pirates in the Indian Ocean. She has written for the Sunday Times, the Telegraph, and the Guardian. She lives in London. To the Lions is her first novel.

At CrimeReads, Watt tagged seven of her favorite international thrillers with female protagonists, including:
Sweet Caress, by William Boyd

This isn’t one of Boyd’s thrillers, but the glamorous, globetrotting life of Amory Clay is undoubtedly thrilling. Clay’s adventures—mainly as a photographer—take her across Europe and off to Vietnam before she journeys on to California and Scotland. In this novel, Boyd swirls together fact and fiction, borrowing real elements from the lives of several ground-breaking women, including the photographer Lee Miller and the journalist Martha Gellhorn, as he builds up this portrayal of a brave, bold, adventuring woman.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue