Eight Mysteries & Thrillers About Women Who Raise Hell

BooksAboutWomenWhoRaiseHell_NovelSuspectsTraditionally, “troublesome” women in fiction were punished for daring to live outside the status quo. Today, they are much freer to express themselves and do what they feel is right. Readers celebrate them for their intelligence, ferocity, and determination—even when they aren’t following the letter of the law! The thrilling suspense books listed here feature women you can’t help but admire.

In these stories, you’ll meet women who have been forced to the very limits of their endurance. Some are trained investigators accustomed to confronting danger. Others were simply in the wrong place at the wrong time and never expected to have to fight for their lives. Watch them rise to the occasion and raise a little hell in the nine suspense novels listed below.


Eileen Gonzalez is a freelance writer from Connecticut. She has a Master’s degree in communications and years of experience writing about pop culture. She contributes to Book Riot and Foreword Reviews, and she occasionally tweets at @eileen2thestars.