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November 2005

Female Sleuths (a.k.a. The Womanly Art of Detection) · Sleuthing for a Living

the cover of Sweet Georgia by Ruth Birmingham

Ruth Birmingham
Sunny Childs, Atlanta, Private Investigator

Patricia Cornwell
Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Virginia, Medical Examiner

Janet Evanovich
Stephanie Plum, Trenton, New Jersey, Bounty Hunter

Sue Grafton
Kinsey Millhone, California, Policewoman turned Private Investigator

Joan Hess
Arly Hanks, Arkansas, Police Chief

the cover of Mule Train to Maggody by Joan Hess

Laurie R. King
Kate Martinelli, San Francisco, Homicide Detective

N.J. Lindquist
Jacqueline Ryan, Ontario, Canada, Police Detective

Laura Lippman
Tess Monaghan, Baltimore, Private Investigator

Marcia Muller
Joanna Stark, Napa Valley, California, International Art Investigator
Sharon McCone, San Francisco, Legal Investigator turned Private Investigator

Carol O’Connell
Kathleen Mallory, New York City, Police Sergeant

the cover of Winter House by Carol O’Connell

Sara Paretsky
V.I. Warshawski, Chicago, Attorney turned Private Investigator

Manda Scott
Orla McLeod, Glasgow, Scotland, Police Detective Inspector

Jenny Siler
Megan Gardner, Montana, Vehicle Repossession Agent

Valerie Wilson Wesley
Tamara Hayle, Newark, New Jersey, Private Investigator