- The Notting Hill Mystery by Charles Warren Adams
- The Female Detective by Andrew Forrester
- The Return of the Thin Man by Dashiell Hammett
- Hard Twisted by C. Joseph Greaves
- Gold Digger by Frances Fyfield
- Scratch Deeper by Chris Simms
- Vulture Peak by John Burdett
- Killing the Emperors by Ruth Dudley Edwards
Laura Wilson with a new crime fiction roundup. Her reviews at guardian.co.uk.
»The Female Detective has a claim to mark the beginning of a rich and continuing tradition in crime literature. That tradition shows no signs of abating, even if the factors that distinguish the respective roles of men and women in society are becoming increasingly irrelevant.«
Alexander McCall Smith
Author Alexander McCall Smith about „the first lady“ of crime fiction The Female Detective by Andrew Forrester. His views about female detectives at independent.co.uk.
»Literary ancestor to Miss Marple, Lisbeth Salander and Nancy Drew, the redoubtable Miss Gladden – the first ever female detective in British fiction – is set to make her reappearance after almost 150 years out of print.«
Alison Flood has news about Miss Gladden, the No. 1 in ladies‘ detective tradition. The British Library is bringing Andrew Forrester’s The Female Detective back into print. Read more at guardian.co.uk.