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November 2005

Female Sleuths (a.k.a. The Womanly Art of Detection) · The Genre’s Grand Dames

the cover of Break a Leg Darlings by Marion Babson

Agatha Christie
Miss Jane Marple, England, Amateur Sleuth

Marian Babson
Eve Sinclair & Trixie Dolan, London, Ex-Movie Stars

Mignon G. Eberhart
Sarah Keate, New York City, Nurse

Dorothy Gilman
Mrs. Emily Pollifax, New Jersey, CIA Agent

Anna Katherine Green
Miss Amelia Butterworth, New York City, Spinster and Amateur Sleuth
Violet Strange, New York City, Girl Sleuth

the cover of Mrs. Pollifax, Innocent Tourist by Dorothy Gilman

P.D. James
Cordelia Grey, London, Private Investigator

Mary Roberts Rinehart
Hilda Adams “Miss Pinkerton,” England, Nurse

Dorothy Uhnak
Christie Opara, New York City, Police Detective

Patricia Wentworth
Miss Maud Silver, England, Private Investigator