Bruce gives props to classic authors Dorothy L. Sayers, Josephine Tey, Ngaio Marsh and acknowledges contemporary authors Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton and S.J. Rozan.
And then, he gives a shout-out to three talented women with new novels out this month: Alex Kava, Chevy Stevens and Sophie Hannah. You can read all about their books here.
Who are your favorite female mystery authors? And do you have a response to the question Bruce poses in his column:
Do female-penned novels offer up enough grittiness, or do they favor sweetness, light and romance?
Do you prefer male vs. female mystery authors—or does it make absolutely no difference?