Re: RARA-AVIS: Overheard in a Mystery Bookstore...

From: Brian Thornton (
Date: 26 Mar 2009

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    While her protagonist is an FBI agent and not a PI, Michele Gagnon's female protag is pretty damned kick-ass.

    Also Cara Black's female protag from her "Murder in" (Paris) series is definitely worth a look as well. I read MURDER IN THE SENTIER and enjoyed it very much.

    On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 8:31 AM, Kevin Burton Smith

    > Sorry for the rare cross-post, but I posted this to DetecToday, and I
    > thought some of you here might be also interested.
    > These two ladies were picking through the stacks, and one of them was
    > pulling out books, one at a time, and then promptly putting them back.
    > "Ugh! Another cozy! I want something less, uh, fluffyish."
    > Her friend suggested Sue Grafton.
    > "Oh, yeah, I love her and Sara Paretsky and Laura Lippman and all
    > those, but I want to read a new female private eye, and all they have
    > are cozies!"
    > Could it be true? Are there really no new female eyes out there worth
    > reading? It certainly seems like the female P.I. boom of the eighties
    > and nineties(when some so-so male writers were complaining only women
    > could get P.I. novels published) has become a trickle... but still. No
    > new ones worth reading?
    > Discuss among yourselves...
    > Kevin Burton Smith

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