best female detectives

Miss Silver

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Grey Mask

By Patricia Wentworth

Amelia Peabody

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The Deeds of the Disturber

By Elizabeth Peters

Letitia "Tish" Carberry

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Tish Plays the Game

By Mary Roberts Rinehart

Charlotte Graham

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Murder at the Spa

By Stefanie Matteson

Arly Hanks

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Malice in Maggody

By Joan Hess

Harriet Vane

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By Dorothy L. Sayers

Miss Hildegard Withers

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By Stuart Palmer

Sarah Kelling

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By Charlotte MacLeod

Patience McKenna

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By Jane Haddam

Temperance Brennan

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By Kathy Reichs

Kate Delafield

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By Katherine V. Forrest

Nancy Drew

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The Secret of the Old Clock

By Carolyn Keene

Maisie Dobbs

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By Jacqueline Winspear

Phryne Fisher

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By Kerry Greenwood

Cordelia Gray

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An Unsuitable Job for a Woman

By P.D. James

Lady Julia Grey

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Silent in the Grave

By Deanna Raybourn

Tamara Hayle

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When Death Comes Stealing

By Valerie Wilson Wesley

Mrs. Jeffries

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The Inspector and Mrs. Jeffries

By Emily Brightwell

Catherine LeVendeur

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Death Comes As Epiphany

By Sharan Newman

Miss Marple

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The Murder at the Vicarage

By Agatha Christie

Marti MacAlister

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Dead Time

By Eleanor Taylor Bland

Paddy Meehan

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Field of Blood

By Denise Mina

Kinsey Millhone

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A is for Alibi

By Sue Grafton

Tess Monaghan

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By Laura Lippman

Molly Murphy

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By Rhys Bowen

Elouise Norton

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By Rachel Howzell Hall

Mrs. Emily Pollifax

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The Unexpected Mrs. Pollifax

By Dorothy Gilman

Vera Stanhope

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The Crow Trap

By Ann Cleeves

Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong

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Murder is Bad Manners

By Robin Stevens

Blanche White

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Blanche on the Lam

By Barbara Neely

Published on 8 Feb 2019