Tag Archives: Female Detectives

Review: The Saturday Big Tent Wedding Party by Alexander McCall Smith

The “main event” in this new No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency novel is the wedding of Miss Grace Makutsi to her beloved, Phuti  Radiphuti. Miss Makutsi, as devotees of this series know, is an assistant to the head detective, Precious … Continue reading

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Review: The Body In the Gazebo by Katherine Hall Page

While her friend Pix is away for a family wedding, Faith Fairchild agrees to look in on Pix’s mother Ursula while she’s recuperating following a hospital stay. During a series of visits, the elderly woman tries to enlist Faith – … Continue reading

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Review: A Lesson in Secrets by Jacqueline Winspear

If Maisie Dobbs isn’t the best heroine in crime fiction, she’s definitely one of the top two. In A Lesson in Secrets, Maisie is asked by Britain’s Secret Service to take on a job teaching philosophy at a “peace college” … Continue reading

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Review: One Was A Soldier by Julia Spencer-Fleming (April 2011)

Clare Fergusson changed from her clerical garb into a military uniform, and her title from “Reverend” to Major” when she served a tour of duty as a helicopter pilot in the Middle East war. Now she’s back in Millers Kill, … Continue reading

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Review: Grace Under Pressure by Julie Hyzy

Grace Wheaton and several other new staffers have been brought in to catapult Marshfield Manor into the modern world. It’s a stately mansion with a luxury hotel on the grounds – a tourist Mecca filled with valuable antiques and artifacts. … Continue reading

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Review: Buffalo West Wing by Julie Hyzy

With a new president in residence, White House Chef Ollie Paras is concerned about whether she has a future in her dream job. She alienates the new First Lady by sticking to established protocol, not allowing the First Kids to … Continue reading

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Review: In a Gilded Cage by Rhys Bowen

Molly Murphy meets a group of Vassar graduates while walking for women’s suffrage in New York’s Easter Parade. Soon her detective agency has two new clients from among them. One wants her to help find out the truth of her … Continue reading

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Review: Aunt Dimity and the Family Tree by Nancy Atherton

Lori Shepherd’s father-in-law has purchased a decrepit old home, Fairworth, and is restoring it with Lori’s help. But before he’s barely moved in, William Willis, Sr. gets roped into allowing his home to be used to pull off an elaborate … Continue reading

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Review: Bless the Bride by Rhys Bowen

Molly Murphy is tired of sewing her trousseau under the watchful (and critical) eyes of her future mother-in-law. She longs to be back in New York City, where she plies her trade as a private detective. That’s much to the … Continue reading

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Review: A Crafty Killing by Lorraine Bartlett

Katie Bonner, a young widow working for the boss from hell, is thrust into a new situation when the owner-manager of Artisan’s Alley is murdered and she finds herself the majority owner of the failing business. Artisan’s Alley was her … Continue reading

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