The Best Women Sleuths and Detective Stories

three crime fiction novelsWe’ve got traditional detective stories, P.I. books, amateur sleuths, and a woman out-for-revenge. From by-the-book to the unexpected, there’s something here for every kind of crime reader who loves a female lead.





Jamie Canavés is a Book Riot contributing editor and Tailored Book Recommendations coordinator. She writes the Unusual Suspects mystery newsletter, never says no to chocolate or ‘80s nostalgia, and can hold a conversation using only gifs. Tweets: @Oh_Dinky.