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The Best Women Sleuths and Detective Stories

three crime fiction novelsI’ve got traditional detective stories, PI books, amateur sleuths, and a woman out-for-revenge—from the traditional to the unexpected—and there’s something here for every kind of crime reader who loves a lady lead. Time to get your read on!







Here’s to solving some mysteries along some talented-at-catching-the-perp(s) ladies.


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.