Afoot #2 December 2, 2015
Female mystery authors and protagonists

Make Mine Marple!

Miss Marple may have been a pioneer crime-tape crosser, but there are oodles of women writing detective fiction and starring in it. In this episode, we talk about our faves, what a woman detective brings to the picture (Miss Fisher!), and introduce folks to perhaps some lesser-known treasures.

Listen to this episode (1 hour)
00:00 00:00

Download file (28 M)

Show Notes

Glenn’s picks:

  • Laurie R. King & Mary Russell (books)
  • “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries” (TV, haven’t read books)
  • Ngaio Marsh

Shannon’s picks:

  • Nancy Drew
  • Miss Marple
  • Peter Tremayne’s Sister Fidelma
  • Margaret Frazer’s Sister Frevisse
  • Wives/partners of M/F teams: Thomas & Charlotte Pitt, Lord Peter Wimsey & Harriet Vane, Tommy & Tuppence Beresford
  • DC Comics: Renee Montoya (The Question)
  • “Gargoyles”: Elisa Raza

James’ picks:

  • “Veronica Mars”
  • Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan series
  • Nicola Griffith’s Aud Torvingen books
  • Clarice Starling (particularly in Silence of the Lambs)
  • Olivia Moore in “iZombie”

Jean’s picks:

  • Sue Grafton, Kinsey Milhone series
  • Amanda Cross, Kate Fansler series
  • Sara Paretsky, V.I. Warshawski series
  • “Veronica Mars”
  • Deborah Crombie, Duncan Kincaid & Gemma Jones M/F team
  • Barry Maitland, DS Kolla and DCI Brock M/F team

Katie’s picks:

  • “Murder, She Wrote”
  • Harriet Vane
  • Denise Mina’s books: The Garnethill trilogy, the Paddy Meehan series, and the Alex Morrow series
  • “Veronica Mars”
  • “Gone Home” video game
  • Ditto on James’ mention of Clarice Starling