Friday, October 14, 2016

Five books featuring women who shoot first and ask questions later

Amy S. Foster is a celebrated songwriter, best known as Michael Bublé’s writing partner, and has collaborated with Beyoncé, Diana Krall, Andrea Bocelli, Josh Groban, and a host of other artists. Her novels include When Autumn Leaves and the newly released The Rift Uprising.

One of her five favorite books with female protagonists who shoot first and ask questions later, as shared at
Lisbeth Salander (The Millennium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson)

This list couldn’t exist without Lisbeth Salander. She’s the epitome of a “shoot first, ask questions later” kind of gal. Even if she doesn’t shoot so much as hack, using her computer skills to freelance and track down criminals, especially those who abuse and harass women. Many of the acts that Lisbeth commits could be considered barbaric but, in her eyes she’s dispensing justice. When she reaches for that gun (or keyboard) it feels like she’s doing it on behalf everyone who’s ever been violated or victimized.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo made E(ugene). C. Myers's top five list of books featuring heroic hackers, Fanny Blake's top five books about revenge, Kat Rosenfield's list of the eight most famous body parts in fiction, Rebecca Jane Stokes's top ten list of books about women in peril…who fought back, Maureen Corrigan's top five list of crime & mystery novels of 2008, Camilla Läckberg's top ten list of Swedish crime novels, and is one of Lynda Bellingham's six best books. The Millennium Trilogy is one of Ken Follett's five best trilogies, and Lisbeth Salander is among Panayiota Kuvetakis's top ten fictional female friends we'd like to have as anything close to real-life friends and Anne Holt's top ten female detectives.

--Marshal Zeringue