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MYSTERIES: Female Detectives


Body work book Body work
A shooting in Chicago is nothing new, certainly not to V.I., who is hired by a veteran's family to clear his name after his arrest for the murder of a performer known as the Body Artist. As V.I. seeks answers, her investigation will take her from the North Side of Chicago to the far reaches of the Gulf War.

Paretsky, Sara.
FIC PARETSK
City of whispers book City of whispers
Newest in the Sharon McCone Private Eye Series. Sharon receives an e-mail asking for help from her emotionally disturbed half-brother, Darcy Blackhawk, but he fails to reply to her response. As her search widens, Sharon uncovers a connection to an unsolved murder of a young woman who was heiress to a multi-million dollar fortune.

Muller, Marcia.
FIC MULLER
Desert wind book Desert wind
When PI Lena Jones' partner, Pima Indian Jimmy Sisiwan, is arrested in the remote town of Walapai Flats in northern Arizona, Lena closes the Desert Investigations office and rushes to his aid. What she finds is a town up in arms over a new uranium mine located only ten miles from the magnificent Grand Canyon. Jimmy's sister-in-law, founder of Victims of Uranium Mining, has been murdered, but the opposing side has taken hits, too. Ike Donohue, the mine's public relations man, is found shot to death, which casts suspicion on Jimmy and his entire family.

Webb, Betty.
FIC WEBB
Disturbance book Disturbance
Irene Kelly fights for her life in this blood-chilling sequel to Bones. Despite her reporter's nose for trouble, her life has almost returned to normal, the Las Piernas News Express wobbles along in defiance of its financial woes, and with the help of her husband, Frank, and a good therapist, she has recovered from the debilitating post traumatic stress disorder that haunted her after her near fatal encounter with notorious serial killer Nick Parrish. Then she receives some unwelcome news: Parrish, once thought permanently paralyzed by the injuries he sustained fleeing recapture, is walking again. And the rumor among the Moths, Parrish's online fan club, is that he is coming after Irene. Suddenly Irene is on the other end of the microphone, being hounded by the media for interviews and plied with questions she had hoped never to have to answer again. She tries to believe that she is safe from Parrish, who is imprisoned in a maximum security facility, and that the growing stream of threats from the Moths is all just talk. But an unnerving prank soon lets her know that someone, at least, wants her to be afraid. And when a young woman's body turns up in the trunk of a car near her home, naked, frozen solid, and decorated from head to toe in elaborately painted moths, it becomes clear that Irene will once again find herself pitted against a brutal murderer. She knows the twisted hunter who is stalking her all too well, or does she?

Burke, Jan.
FIC BURKE
Family honor book Family honor
First in the Sunny Randall Series. PI Sunny Randall of Boston searches for a rich man's daughter who ran away to be a prostitute. After finding her Sunny must guard her because the girl is on a hit list. She witnessed a conspiracy involving state government.

Parker, Robert B., 1932-2010, author.
FIC PARKER
Random violence book Random violence
In Johannesburg, prosperous whites live behind gates; when they exit their cars to open the gates, car-jackings are common. But seldom is the victim killed, much less shot twice, like Annette Botha. Piet Botha, the husband of the wealthy woman, is the primary suspect in his wife's murder. PI Jade de Jong fled South Africa ten years ago after her father was killed. Now back in town, she offers to help her father's former assistant, Superintendent David Patel, with his investigation of this case. Under apartheid, Patel, of Indian descent, could never have attained his present position. But he is feeling pressure from his “old line” boss with respect to this investigation and fears lingering prejudice is at work. As Jade probes into this and other recent car-jacking cases, a pattern begins to emerge, a pattern that goes back to her father's murder and involves a vast and intricate series of crimes for profit.

Mackenzie, Jassy.
FIC MACKENZ
The girl in the green raincoat book The girl in the green raincoat
Pregnant Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan probes the disappearance of a chic blonde green-raincoated dog walker she'd been watching from her comfy prison. Tess also takes in the missing woman's abandoned green-slickered Italian greyhound from hell and unravels a complex scam.

Lippman, Laura, 1959-
FIC LIPPMAN
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency book The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The first in the acclaimed series featuring Precious Ramotswe, owner of the first and only detective agency in Botswana. With persistent observation, gentle intuition, and a keen desire to help people with the problems of their lives, she solves mysteries great and small for friends and strangers alike.

McCall Smith, Alexander, 1948-
FIC MCCALL
The towman's daughters book The towman's daughters
"Being a hero is definitely not on Dugan's to-do list when he goes to Wancho's Towing Service at one a.m. to retrieve his towed car. But when he stumbles across a crime in progress, his instincts kick in and he rescues the beautiful young Isobel Cho from an armed abductor . . . only to discover that she isn't at all happy to be saved. Soon Isobel goes missing, and it's up to Kirsten and Dugan to find out what's happened."

Walker, David J., 1939-
FIC WALKER
Trial by fire book Trial by fire
Taking a media relations position with the Yavapai County Police Department, former television journalist Ali Reynolds investigates a subdivision fire and the identity of an injured amnesiac woman, a case that unleashes a family drama and a remorseless killer.

Jance, Judith A.
FIC JANCE
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