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Detective novels featuring women detectives

There is a good article about women fiction detectives and features 5 novels article. I have read none so I though I would give my list.

1) Amelia Peabody by the late Elizabeth Peters. Spanning about 30 years from 1890 to 1920 features the start of English digging a lot in Egypt and for Amelia solving crimes. Her husband always seemed to be on the verge of tears. Funny without being stupid ie Stephanie Plum.

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2) Anita Blake by Laurell Hamilton. First 9 books are excellent then it gets so boring. Richard though is still the whiniest character ever in any series.

3) Carlotta Carlyle by Linda Barnes. A taxi driver/private eye. I really enjoyed this fun books. Lots of odd characters.

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