Our Favorite Female Detectives in Crime Fiction

The Best Female Detectives in FictionDetective fiction has been a traditionally male-dominated space, so we are loving all of the fierce female detectives that can be found in books these days, whether they’re amateur sleuths or professionals. Women often bring a special eye to solving crime, and these police procedurals are richer for a different perspective. Here are ten of our favorite books starring female detectives that we think you should read.


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