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November 2005

Female Sleuths (a.k.a. The Womanly Art of Detection) · Male Authors in Touch with Their Female Sleuth

the cover of Friends, Lovers, Chocolate by Alexander McCall Smith

Lydia Adamson (pseudonym of Frank King)
Alice Nestleton, New York City, Part-Time Actress and Cat-Sitter
Dr. Deidre Nightingale, New York, Veterinarian

Alexander McCall Smith
Isabel Dalhousie, Edinburgh Scotland, Philosopher
Precious Ramotswe, Botswana, Detective Agency Owner

Robert B. Parker
Sunny Randall, Boston, Private Investigator

Monica Quill (pseudonym of Ralph McInerney)
Sister Mary Teresa Dempsey, Chicago, Nun

K.J.A. Wishnia
Filomena Buscarsela, New York City, Ecuadorian American Private Investigator