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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