Re: RARA-AVIS: Early Female Writers/Detectives

From: Al Guthrie (
Date: 14 Aug 2002

----- Original Message ----- From: "William Harker" <>

> Can anyone give me a basic list of the very earliest female
> writers/detectives who were not in the "drawing room" or cozy genre? I
> don't want to open a "what's hardboiled and what isn't" discussion, but
> like to know who the earliest female writers/detectives were that were
> influenced by the early pioneers such as Hammett, Chandler, Daly, and

Craig Rice (sometimes), Dolores Hitchens and Dorothy Hughes are the ones that instantly spring to mind.


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