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    1st To Die by James Patterson

    Four women-four friends-share a determination to stop a killer who has been stalking newlyweds in San Francisco. Each one holds a piece of the puzzle: Lindsay Boxer is a homicide inspector in the San Francisco Police Department, Claire Washburn is a medical examiner, Jill Bernhardt is an assistant D.A., and Cindy Thomas just started working the crime desk of the San Francisco Chronicle.But the usual procedures aren't bringing them any closer to stopping the killings. So these women form a Women's Murder Club to collaborate outside the box and pursue the case by sidestepping their bosses and giving one another a hand.The four women develop intense bonds as they pursue a killer whose crimes have stunned an entire city. Working together, they track down the most terrifying and unexpected killer they have ever encountered-before a shocking conclusion in which everything they knew turns out to be devastatingly wrong.

    K Is For Killer by Sue Grafton

    Originally published: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 1994.

    H" Is For Homicide by Sue Grafton

    Originally published: New York : Henry Holt, c1991.

    I" Is For Innocent by Sue Grafton

    Sue Grafton spends part of the year in Kentucky and the rest in California.  All of her Alphabet Mysteries are available from Random House Audio, read by Judy Kaye.

    L Is For Lawless by Sue Grafton

    12th in the Kinsey Millhone series, Grafton's "L" is for Lawless has the heroine doing a small favor for a friend, that ends up having her chase down the trail of a bank heist that is over 40 years old

    Two For the Dough by Janet Evanovich

    Two for the Dough, published in 1996, is the second novel by Janet Evanovich featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum. Like others in the Stephanie Plum series, Two For the Dough was a best-seller, spending 36 weeks on the Top 150 list.

    Three To Get Deadly by Janet Evanovich

    Three to Get Deadly is the third novel by Janet Evanovich featuring the bounty hunter Stephanie Plum and was first published in 1997. It won the 1998 Dilys Award.

    One For the Money by Janet Evanovich

    One for the Money is the first book in the Stephanie Plum by Janet Evanovich. Stephanie Plum is a former lingerie buyer turned bounty hunter whose first job is to bring in her ex-boyfriend Joe Morelli, a police detective wanted for murder. Published in 1994, and the movie rights sold for $1million just prior to the books release.

    The Body Farm by Patricia Cornwell

    When an eleven-year-old girl is found murdered, Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner for the Commonwealth of Virginia, gets another chance at stopping one of the most heartless and horrifying serial killers of her career: the demented Temple Gault.

    F" Is For Fugitive by Sue Grafton

    "F" is for Fugitive, Kinsey Millhone #6 Kinsey Millhone is tasked with proving the innocence of a man already found guilty of murder. Bailey Fowler was convicted in the death of his girlfriend, Jean Timberlake. After an escape, Bailey was picked back up, and now hires Kinsey to find the real killer and save him from returning to jail.

    Track Of the Cat by Nevada Barr

    Track of the Cat is 1954 William A. Wellman film starring Robert Mitchum and Teresa Wright. It was based on a 1949 adventure novel of the same name by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. This was Wellman's second adaptation of a Clark novel, the first being The Ox-Bow Incident.

    M Is For Malice by Sue Grafton

    13th in the Kinsey Millhone series, "M" is for Malice continues the private eye's journey as she searches for a missing heir, the black sheep of a family who was banished from the family, but not his father's will.

    P Is For Peril by Sue Grafton

    She's every lover's feisty girlfriend. She's every father's courageous daughter. She's every woman's tough, vulnerable, and spirited alter ego. She's Kinsey Millhone, familiar to millions of readers around the globe, and she's back in full stride in P is for Peril, her latest venture into the darker side of the human soul. Mordant, mocking, and deceptively low-key, hers is a voice we know we can trust, from a character we've come to love. Through fifteen novels, Sue Grafton has gone from strength to strength, never writing the same book twice. So it's no surprise that she has taken on new territory in her sixteenth, this time entering the world of noir. It's a world cast in shades of black amid shafts of steel and silver, a shadow land in which the mysterious disappearance of a prominent physician leads Kinsey into a danger-filled maze of duplicity and double-dealing as she taps into the intricacies of a cunning Medicare fraud. P is for Peril: the novel in which Millhone stakes her life on a thin thread of intuition because the facts glint elusively out of reach and only guesses offer any shot at the truth. "Unlike many detective series, Grafton's seems only to get better each time out," wrote Entertainment Weekly, and P is for Peril is a case in point. Pushing herself, reaching further with each new book, Sue Grafton delivers every time.

    J Is For Judgment by Sue Grafton

    J For Judgment, Kinsey Millhone #10 Wendell Jaffe has been dead and buried for five years...or so it was thought until his former insurance agent spots him at a resort in Mexico. Now California Fidelity wants its insurance money back and they hire P.I. Kinsey Millhone to solve this case.

    The Murderer's Tale by Margaret Frazer

    Margaret Frazer was a finalist for an Edgar Award for Best Original Paperback for both The Servant’s Tale and The Prioress’ Tale . The Sister Frevisse series includes The Novice’s Tale, The Servant’s Tale, The Outlaw’s Tale, The Bishop’s Tale, The Boy’s Tale, The Murderer’s Tale, The Prioress’ Tale, The Maiden’s Tale, The Reeve’s Tale , and The Squire’s Tale . She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    The Kalahari Typing School For Men by Alexander McCall Smith

    Alexander McCall Smith is a professor of medical law at Edinburgh University. He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and taught law at the University of Botswana. He is the author of more than fifty books: novels, children’s books, a short story collection, and specialized titles such as Forensic Aspects of Sleep . He lives in Scotland.

    T Is For Trespass by Sue Grafton

    Sue Grafton lives in Montecito, California, and Louisville, Kentucky. Most recently, she was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.

    Lost In a Good Book by Jasper Fforde

    Lost in a Good Book is an alternate history, fantasy novel by Jasper Fforde. It won the IMBA 2004 Dilys Award.

    Mrs Jeffries Plays the Cook by Emily Brightwell

    Emily Brightwell is the author of the " Mrs. Jeffries " series of mysteries. She lives in Lake Forest, CA.

    Mrs Jeffries Takes the Cake by Emily Brightwell

    Emily Brightwell is the author of the " Mrs. Jeffries " series of mysteries. She lives in Lake Forest, CA.

    Body Of Evidence by Patricia Cornwell

    In Patricia Cornwell's Body of Evidence (Kay Scarpetta, #2) , we meet Beryl Madison. Someone is threatening her and spying on her and she flees to Key West for a break. She returns home, and is murdered...and now Dr. Kay Scarpetta, Chief Medical Examiner is on the case.

    Mrs Jeffries Takes the Stage by Emily Brightwell

    Emily Brightwell is the author of the " Mrs. Jeffries " series of mysteries. She lives in Lake Forest, CA.

    G" Is For Gumshoe by Sue Grafton

    The Prioress' Tale by Margaret Frazer

Women Sleuths Books & Ephemera

    Isle Of Dogs by Cornwell, Patricia

    Patricia Cornwell’s novels of big-city police have taken this classic genre to a new level. Now, with this #1 New York Times bestselling novel, she outdoes herself, with a wry tale of life and turmoil behind the blue wall. Chaos breaks loose when the governor of Virginia orders that speed traps be painted on all streets and highways, and warns that speeders will be caught by monitoring aircraft flying overhead. But the eccentric island of Tangier, fourteen miles off the coast of Virginia in Chesapeake Bay, responds by declaring war on its own state. Judy Hammer, newly installed as the superintendent of the Virginia State Police, and Andy Brazil, a state trooper and Hammer’s right hand and confidant, find themselves at their wits’ end as they try to protect the public from the politicians—and vice versa—in this pitch-perfect, darkly comic romp.

    Blood Shot by Paretsky, Sara

    V.I. Warshawski isn't crazy about going back to her old south Chicago neighborhood, but a promise is something she always keeps. Caroline, a childhood friend, has a dying mother and a problem -- after twenty-five years she wants V.I. to find the father she never knew. But when V.I. starts probing into the past, she not only finds out where all the bodies are buried -- she stumbles onto a very new corpse. Now she's stirring up a deadly mix of big business and chemical corruption that may become a toxic shock to a snooper who knows too much.From the Paperback edition.

    Ill Wind by Barr, Nevada

    Lately, visitors to Mesa Verde have been bringing home more than photos--they're also carrying a strange, deadly disease. And once it strikes, park ranger Anna Pigeon must find the very human source of the evil wind.

    The Inspector and Mrs Jeffries by Brightwell, Emily

    Emily Brightwell is the author of the " Mrs. Jeffries " series of mysteries. She lives in Lake Forest, CA.

    Killing Orders by Paretsky, Sara

    V.I.'s battleaxe Aunt Rosa is under investigation by the FBI and SEC after counterfeit stock certificates were found at St. Albert's Priory, where she serves as treasurer. As malicious as her aunt is, V.I. knows she's not dishonest, so V.I. vows to protect her from taking the fall. But V.I. starts questioning the strength of her family ties when a menacing voice on the phone threatens to throw acid into her eyes if she doesn't butt out. The stakes are high as she begins to sniff out a connection between Chicago's most powerful institutions: the Church and the Mob.

    Goodnight, Irene by Burke, Jan

    For thirty-five years the identity of the dismembered woman found under the Las Piernas pier has remained a mystery. What secret did she take to her grave? Southern California reporter Irene Kelly has uncovered a maze of forensic records and confidential files that suggest a motive far more sinister than anyone imagined. The discovery has brought her close to Detective Frank Harriman, and closer still to exposing a killer who will resort to anything to keep his secrets buried -- and Irene silenced forever.

    Murders and Other Confusions by Lynn, Emerson Kathy

    Detecting Women by Heising, Willetta L

    Head Case by Cody, Liza

    Copy Kat by Kijewski, Karen

    Burn Marks by Paretsky, Sara

    McCone & Friends by Muller, Marcia

    Trophies and Dead Things by Muller, Marcia

    Backhand by Cody, Liza

    Justice Hall by King, Laurie

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