RARA-AVIS: Marcia Muller

From: Michael Robison ( miker_zspider@yahoo.com)
Date: 29 Jan 2005

James R Winter wrote:

I keep wondering if Marcia Muller likes researching her novels more than writing them. EDWIN OF THE IRON SHOES was clearly written by a woman who has to be dragged kicking and screaming out of curio shops, antique dealers, and junk shops.

************* Muller came way early as a writer of female detective novels, didn't she? I didn't much care for EDWIN OF THE IRON SHOES, and I haven't had much luck with many other female writers writing female detective protagonists. I thought the early novels in Hamilton's Anita Blake series were great. Evanovich's ONE FOR THE MONEY wasn't bad, either. I liked her sense of humor. Of course, there is a lot of ground left to cover. I haven't read Lauren Henderson, Katy Munger, Val McDermid, Laurie King, or Minette Walters yet. I don't really know if all this falls under detective fiction or not, but I'm looking forward to giving them a shot.


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