10 Female Noir and Mystery Writers You Need to Read

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Megan Abbott

female noir writers

Queenpin

By Megan Abbott

Natsuo Kirino

female noir writers

Grotesque

By Natsuo Kirino

Sara Gran

female noir writers

Claire Dewitt and the City of the Dead

By Sara Gran

Roxane Gay

female noir writers

An Untamed State

By Roxane Gay

Denise Mina

female noir writers

Field of Blood

By Denise Mina

Alison Gaylin

female noir writers

What Remains of Me

By Alison Gaylin

Ki Longfellow

female noir writers

Shadow Roll

By Ki Longfellow

Dreda Say Mitchell

female noir writers

Hit Girls

By Dreda Say Mitchell

Attica Locke

female noir writers

Black Water Rising

By Attica Locke

Cathi Unsworth

female noir writers

The Singer

By Cathi Unsworth