female detectives

Book cover of Persons Unknown

Persons Unknown

Steiner, Susie
Rated by
Kari E.
Friday, Feb 21, 2020

Persons Unknown is the second police procedural following Detective Sergeant Manon Bradshaw, following up Missing, Presumed. Manon's character is growing and changing throughout. She is five months pregnant at the start. And she has adopted Fly Dent, a quiet teenager whose family died in the previous book. Looking for a change of pace in their hectic life and a better quality of friends for Fly, they move from London to Cambridgeshire with Manon's sister, Ellie, and her toddler son, Solly.

Monday, Aug 20, 2018

Unforgotten opens with a series of scenes depicting perfectly ordinary people going about their lives and interacting with other perfectly ordinary people. At the same time, a body is discovered in the basement of a building that's over a century old, and DCI Cassie Stuart and her partner DI Sunny Khan must figure out not only what happened to the deceased, but when, in the long history of that building, he died.

Women with dark brown hair leaning against a pillar holding a gun. She is wearing gray pants, shirt and black short jacket.


Kat Richardson
Rated by
Octavia V.
Friday, May 27, 2016

Seattle Private Investigator Harper Blaine is just a woman trying to pay her bills. But after a near death experience, her life is changed forever. Since the accident Harper has not been feeling well and sees strange shadows during the day. The doctor is no help and she slowly begins to realize she is seeing into the Grey, a place between the living and the dead. The Grey is full of vampires, ghosts and magic unknown to the everyday human. Harper needs clients and she cannot ignore the "Grey creatures" that seek out her help. Now, she must decide how much help is too much . . .

A hand, open, surrounded by blackness.

K is for Killer

Sue Grafton
Rated by
Hilary S.
Friday, Jun 26, 2015

Kinsey Millhone has been hired by Lorna Kepler's mother to investigate her death. Mrs. Kepler is convinced Lorna was murdered, but it's been 10 months, and no proof or substantial information has ever been found. How will Kinsey be able to find what the police couldn't? But of course, she finds little clues that lead her forward in her investigation. Following the footsteps of a serious night owl turns Kinsey's world upside down and throws off her game. As in all of the Alphabet Series books so far, Kinsey puts herself in danger and suffers the consequence.

Maisie Dobbs

Jacqueline Winspear
Rated by
Katie S.
Wednesday, Jun 3, 2015

Maisie Dobbs' first case as a private detective is not what she expected nor wanted. But in the spring of 1929 in her new London office her first client walks through her door and asks for her assistance with a love triangle. Maisie, who was born into a working class family, is aware of her status and sex and is trying to make her mark in the detective world and so takes on the case as professionally as she possibly can.

Cover of Cocaine Blues by Kerry Greenwood

Cocaine Blues

Kerry Greenwood
Rated by
Amy F.
Tuesday, Aug 5, 2014

This is the first book in the Phryne Fisher Mystery series, a charmingly written series set in in early 20th century Melbourne, Australia. The atmospheric and well-researched details in these novels create an engrossing view into 1920s Melbourne society at all levels.

Heat Wave by Richard Castle

Rated by
Nancy B.
Wednesday, Jul 24, 2013

Heat Wave is the first book purportedly written by Richard Castle. Richard Castle, in turn, is the title character of the ABC crime drama, Castle.

Monday, Apr 22, 2013

Calculated in Death is J.D. Robb’s 36th addition to her popular In Death series. In a Manhattan stairwell, a woman is found murdered. It could be a case of mugging gone wrong, but Lieutenant Eve Dallas has her doubts. So begins another trip through New York high finance, high society and murder. While not the most mysterious of mysteries, it is an enjoyable tale.

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2012

I listened to Trail of the Spellmans, the fifth book in the Spellman Files series. As with all of the books in the series, Isabel “Izzy” Spellman is our protagonist. Izzy is a private eye employed by the Spellman Detective Agency owned by her parents, Albert and Olivia. All previous books i