The Big Book of Female Detectives

The Big Book of Female Detectives

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"For the first time ever, Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising readers in equal measure. The 74 handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting P.I.s like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Linda Barnes, Laura Lippman, and many more. Meet determined law-enforcing ladies and captivating criminal masterminds of all kinds, including a brilliant scientist who solves a murder using a single tea leaf ; a master thief who leaves a calling card at the scene of the crime lest the servants be wrongly accused ; a powerful woman who oversees a rogue band of vigilantes ; a nosy detective best known for her outrageous hats who solves a murder using tropical fish ; an X-rated sleuth who gets shanghaied by an unsavory character ; a puritanical villainess hell-bent on avenging a perceived wrong ; and, last but not least, a crime-solving nun who unravels a complicated poisoning plot"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents: Victorians and Edwardians (British). Mysterious countess / Anonymous
Unraveled mystery / Andrew Forrester, Jr.
Redhill sisterhood / C.L. Pirkis
Diamond lizard / George R. Sims
Stir outside the Café Royal / Clarence Rook
Mandarin / Fergus Hume
Outside ledge: a cablegram mystery / L.T. Meade & Robert Eustace
Frewin miniatures / Emmuska Orczy
Conscience / Richard Marsh
Hidden Violin / M. McDonnell Bodkin
Before World War I (American). Christabel's crystal / Carolyn Wells
Bullet from nowhere / Hugh C. Weir
Intangible clew / Anna Katharine Green
Planted / James Oppenheim
Pulp Era. Wizard's safe / Valentine
Red hot / Frederick Nebel
Domino Lady collects / Lars Anderson
Letters and the law / T.T. Flynn
Old maids die / Whitman Chambers
Too many clients / D.B. McCandless
Rat turnaround / Roger Torrey
Murder with music ; Coke for Co-eds / Adolphe Barreaux
Chiller-diller / Richard Sale
Passing of Anne Marsh / Arthur Lep Zagat
Golden Age. Secret Adversary / Agatha Christie
Diamond cut diamond / Frederic Arnold Kummer
locked doors / Mary Roberts Rinehart
Tea-leaf / Edgar Jepson & Robert Eustace
Almost perfect murder / Hulbert Footner
Lover of St. Lys / F. Tennyson Jesse
Misogyny at Mougins / Gilbert Frankau
Introducing Susan Dare / Mignon G. Eberhart
Bloody Crescendo / Vincent Starrett
Burglars must dine / E. Phillips Oppenheim
Missing character / Phyllis Bentley
Murder in the movies / Karl Detzer
Gilded pupil / Ethel Lina White
Case of the hundred cats / Gladys Mitchell
Mid-century. Murder with flowers / Q. Patrick
Vacancy with corpse / H.H. Holmes
Riddle of the Black Museum / Stuart Palmer
Meredith's murder / Charlotte Armstrong
Flowers for an angel / Nigel Morland
There's death for remembrance / Frances & Richard Lockridge
Mom sings an aria / James Yaffe
Modern Era. All the lonely people / Marcia Muller
Blood types / Julie Smith
Poison that leaves no trace / Sue Grafton
Discards / Faye Kellerman
Spooked / Carolyn G. Hart
Making lemonade / Barbara Paul
Louise / Max Allan Collins
Strung out / Sara Paretsky
Beneath the lilacs / Nevada Barr
Miss Gibson / Linda Barnes
Headaches and bad dreams / Lawrence Block
Affair of inconvenience / Anne Perry
Beaubien / Deborah Morgan
Double-crossing Delancey / S.J. Rozan
Shoeshine man's regrets / Laura Lippman
Dust up / Wendy Hornsby
Case of the Parr children / Antonia Fraser
Fast / Jeffery Deaver
Bad girls. Winged assassin / L.T. Meade & Robert Eustace
Blood-red cross / L.T. Meade & Robert Eustace
Adventure of the Carnegie Library / John Kendrick Bangs
Woman from the east / Edgar Wallace
She knew what to do / Joseph Shearing
Forgers / Arthur B. Reeve
Meanest man in Europe / David Durham
Four square Jane unmasked / Edgar Wallace
Adventure of the headless statue / Eugene Thomas
Madame goes dramatic / Perry Paul
Extenuating circumstances / Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2018
Branch Call Number: 808.83872 B PBK
Characteristics: 1115 pages ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto - Editor
Alternative Title: Female detectives
ISBN: 9780525434740
0525434747

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