Thursday, July 27, 2017

Ten top female detectives in fiction

Kristen Lepionka's new novel is The Last Place You Look.

One of her top ten female detectives in fiction, as shared at the Guardian:
Antoinette Conway
(The Secret Place and The Trespasser by Tana French)

A Dublin murder squad detective with a massive working-class chip on her shoulder, Antoinette is cynical, blunt, perceptive, and tenacious – and nobody likes her. At least not most of her colleagues, and because of the exact same qualities that make her good at her job. Constantly at odds with her squadmates and assuming they’re all waiting for her to fail, Antoinette’s obsession with proving them wrong verges on paranoia at times. But she’s also, usually, right – something all women can relate to.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Secret Place is among the B&N Reads editors' five favorite fun, fearless femmes fatales in fiction and Kelly Anderson's seven amazing female friendships in fiction.

--Marshal Zeringue