To mark International Women’s Day I thought I’d get into list-making mode. I’m a big fan of strong female protagonists, especially in crime fiction – feisty old (and maybe not so old) birds with a mystery to solve or justice to uphold or revenge to wreak.
There are quite a few of these heroines out there, but there could certainly be more. Which might explain why I feel compelled to invent some myself.
These lists are in no way exhaustive, so please feel free to add your own suggestions in the comments section if you think I’ve missed anyone out.
Before the list of heroines, I’d just like to doff my cap to women crime writers too:
Ruth Rendell/Barbara Vine
Dreda Say Mitchell
Dorothy L Sayers
Women protagonists in crime fiction and drama (similarly random ordering)
Mary Beth Lacey
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