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November 2005

Female Sleuths (a.k.a. The Womanly Art of Detection) · Sleuths of Yore

the cover of Locked Rooms by Laurie R. King

Rhys Bowen
Molly Murphy, Early 20th Century New York City, Private Investigator, Irish Immigrant

Alys Clare
Abbess Helewise of Hawkenlye, 12th Century England, Nun

Jane Finnis
Aurelia Marcella, Roman Britain, 91 A.D., Inn Keeper

Karen Harper
Queen Elizabeth I, 16th Century England, Royalty

Laurie R. King
Mary Russell, Early 20th Century England, Apprentice to Sherlock Holmes

the cover of The Serpent on the Crown by Elizabeth Peters

Kate Kingsbury
Cecily Sinclair, 19th Century England, Edwardian Hotel Owner

Miriam Grace Monfredo
Glynis Tryon, Seneca Falls, New York, 1860s, Librarian/Suffragette

Anne Perry
Charlotte Pitt, 19th Century England, Victorian Police Inspector’s Wife

Elizabeth Peters
Amelia Peabody Emerson, 19th Century Egypt & England, Archaeologist

Karen Swee
Abigail Lawrence, Revolutionary War-Era New Jersey, Tavern Owner