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13 Does anyone have a list of female mystery writers?




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This article is from the Books FAQ, by Evelyn C. Leeper eleeper@jaguar.stc.lucent.com with numerous contributions by others.

13 Does anyone have a list of female mystery writers?

Adamson, Lydia
Aird, Catherine
Albert, Susan Wittig
Allingham, Margery
Ames, Delano
Babson, Margery
Barr, Nevada
Baxter, Alida
Brand, Cristianna
Braun, Lilian Jackson
Brown, Rita Mae
Butler, Gwendoline
Cannell, Dorothy
Carlson, P.M.
Cau[l]dwell, Sarah
Cheyne, Angela
Christie, Agatha (a.k.a. Mary Westmacott)
Churchill, Jill
Clarke, Anna
Cody, Liza
Cooper, Susan Rogers
Craig, Alisa (a.k.a. Charlotte MacLeod)
Crane, Hamilton
Cross, Amanda
Dale, Celia
Daly, Elizabeth
Davidson, Diane Mott
Davis, Dorothy Salisbury
Davis, Leslie
De La Torre, Lillian
Dominic, R. B. (see Emma Lathen)
Douglas, Carolyn
Duke, Madelaine
Dunlap, Susan
Dunnett, Dorothy
Elkins, Charlotte
Elrod, P. N.
Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
Evanovich, Janet
Ferrars, E. X.
Ferrars, Elizabeth
Fleming, Joan
Frankel, Valerie
Fraser, Anthea
Fraser, Antonia
Fremlin, Celia
George, Elizabeth
Gilman, Dorothy
Gordon, Alison
Gosling, Paula
Grafton, Sue
Grimes, Martha
Hambly, Barbara
Hampton, Sue
Hardwick, Mollie
Harrington, Joyce
Hart, Anne (apparently there are multiple mystery authors named Anne Hart)
Hart, Carolyn
Hess, Joan
Heyer, Georgette
Hitchman, Janet
Hogarth, Grace
Holland, Isabelle
Holt, Hazel
Hornsby, Wendy
Hughes, Dorothy
Jackson Braun, Lilian
James, P. D.
King, Laurie R.
Kijewski, Karen
Kittredge, Mary
LaPierre, Janet
Lang[s]ton, Jane
Lathen, Emma (pseudonym for Mary Jane Latsis and Martha Hennisart)
Laurence, Janet
MacLeod, Charlotte (a.k.a Alisa Craig)
Mann, Jessica
Maron, Margaret
Marsh, Ngaio
Matera, Lia
McCrumb, Sharyn
McMullen, Mary
Meek, M.D.R.
Meredith, D. L.
Michaels, Barbara (see Elizabeth Peters)
Mitchell, Gladys
Moody, Susan
Morice, Anne
Moyes, Patricia
Muller, Marcia
O'Connel (the Mallory series)
O'Marie, Sister Carol Anne
Orczy, Baroness Emmuska
Olliphant, B. J. (A. J. Orde and Sherri Tepper)
Orde, A. J. (Sheri Tepper)
Papazoglou, Orania
Paretsky, Sara
Paul, Barbara
Perry, Anne
Peters, Elizabeth (a.k.a. Barbara Michaels) (Barbara Mertz; a now-retired
archaeologist specializing in Egypt. Peters is the name she uses
for stories dealing with Egyptology somehow, and Michaels for the
rest.)
Peters, Ellis (Edith Pargeter)
Pickard, Nancy
Pirkis, Catherine Louisa
Radley, Sheila
Raskin, Ellen
Rendell, Ruth
Rinehart, Mary Roberts
Roberts, Gillian
Rowe, Jennifer
Sayers, Dorothy
Sayles, Medora
Scoppetone, Sandra
Shankman, Sarah
Shannon, Dell
Simpson, Dorothy
Singer, Shelley
Smith, Barbara Burnett
Smith, Joan
Smith, Julie
Stacey, Susannah
Tey, Josephine
Truman, Margaret
Weber, Thomasina
Wells, Tobias
Wentworth, Patricia
White, Ethel Lina
Wilhelm, Kate
Wilson, Barbara
Wright, L. R.
Yorke, Margaret
Zaremba, Eve

(from Judy.Harris@nirvonics.com, sthomas@specialix.co.uk, fidler@shell.com,
schu0204@gold.tc.umn.edu, p01046@psilink.com, and others)

Marilyn Wallace has five or so "Sisters_in_Crime" anthologies for folks who
are looking for even more mystery authors who are women.

Cindy Steinhoff (cs150@umail.umd.edu) writes:
"One of the questions included in the FAQ asks for a list of mysteries
written by women. The list is very complete. Thought that you might
want to add an additional resource to that question. Just published this
spring was a guide to mystery fiction by women, called BY A WOMAN'S
HAND: A GUIDE TO MYSTERY FICTION BY WOMEN, by Jean Swanson and Dean
James. The publisher is Berkeley, ISBN is 0-425-14143-8, cost is about
$10.00 in paperback. The book includes only female mystery writers
currently writing. It is not intended to be a complete bibliography of
all works by the authors listed, just a guide to provide basic info about
the author, name a few of her books (such as the first title in a series),
and give some suggestions for other writer who are similar."

Carol Wayne (cwayne@lib.siu.edu) writes:
"While at the Library Ltd. in St. Louis, I ran across a pocket guide to
Detecting women 2, a reader's guide and checklist for mystery series
written by women, which noted that a full-sized edition was available.
I now have both and find it wonderful reading. Lists authors, titles,
characters, pseudonyms, etc."

 

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