Friday, June 03, 2022

Six top feminist thrillers

Nora Murphy attended law school in Washington, D.C., then worked as a judicial law clerk before transitioning to private practice. During law school, she participated in two clinics through which she represented and studied the issues facing survivors of intimate partner violence. A practicing attorney, Murphy writes as much as she can, usually long before the sunrise or on her phone for brief moments when the inspiration strikes. She resides in Maryland with her husband, young son, and five rescue pets.

The Favor is Murphy's first novel.

At CrimeReads she tagged some of her favorite feminist thrillers, including:
Every Tess Monaghan book by Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman’s protagonist, Private Investigator Tess Monaghan, is, to put it simply, a badass. She is strong, sharp, and smart, all of which is only exemplified once she becomes a mother. I can’t help but feel that any book in which she is prominently featured—Lipman has written thirteen so far—is innately feminist.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue