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Old 02-14-13, 11:16 AM
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Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

I am currently reading the Sue Grafton alphabet series about Kinsy Millhone and like the genre of the female detective.

I have read the following series:

Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries by Linda Barnes
The Kat Colorado series by Karen Kijewski

Anyone got some other recommendations?
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

Years ago for birthdays and christmas I started buying a gal pal who came from the area the set of Val McDermid's novels featuring Manchester-based private eye Kate Brannigan.

She seemed to like them although they seem to average just over 3/5 stars at goodreads.
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

T. Jefferson Parker wrote the Merci Rayborn series about a female detective. I think there are only 3 books in the series, but they're pretty good (I'm a fan of Parker's anyway). The first is The Blue Hour -- more info here.
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

Thanks. I will check both out. I am sort of on a dry spell now looking for something to read.
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

Two more possibilities:
Tess Gerritsen's Rizzoli & Isles series (later a TV show)
Lisa Gardner's Detective D.D. Warren series
(both have other series which are not strictly female detectives)
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

Glad this thread was revived.

I read a couple books from Karen Kijewski over the past couple months from her "Kat Colorado" series -- about a female PI. A total of 9 books were published in the 90s. The couple I read were surprisingly good. More info here: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/k/karen-kijewski/
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

Fun and breezy reads.

http://www.amazon.com/Jack-Daniels-S...th+jack+daniel
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

Originally Posted by Wolf359
That's the first one that came to my mind...
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

Nikki Heat. Decent books from the Castle tv show tie-ins.

And depending on age (close to Nancy Drew type) Trixie Belden. Very old school young adult storied.
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

Jack Daniels series (Jack as in Jackie)

The books all have drink related names such as Whiskey Sour, Bloody Mary, etc.
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Re: Can anyone recommend some good female detective series?

See post 7. :-)

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