Re: RARA-AVIS: male/female

From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 26 Aug 2001

Carrie wrote:

"My local used book store does shelve male and female crime writers separately - which bugs the heck out of me, but what can you do?"

I find this highly amusing (and ridiculous). Just out of curiosity, where do they shelve JA Jance (her JP Beaumont books under male, her Joanna Brady under female?), Jack Early (early editions under male, later editions under female after the covers started noting Sandra Scoppetone writing as . . .?), SJ Rozan (in both, depending upon which of her characters is narrating?), Ruth Birmingham (under female, though it is a pseudonym for a male?) and Margaret White (under female, though it's Andrew Klavan and his brother?), to name but a few.


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