February 21, 2023

Two of the Ten Female Sleuths


This week we are looking at Female Sleuths according to Strand Magazine. Although their list is not all of them by far. As in all books,  we have our favorites, that we have read.  

Both author have more than these books and in new series and stand alone books. 

Rachel Howzell Hall is the critically acclaimed author and Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist for And Now She’s Gone. A New York Times bestselling author of The Good Sister with James Patterson, Rachel is an Anthony, International Thriller Writers and Left Award nominee and the author of They All Fall Down, Land of Shadows, Skies of Ash, Trail of Echoes and City of Saviors in the Detective Elouise Norton series. She is a past member of the board of directors for Mystery Writers of America and has been a featured writer on NPR’s acclaimed Crime in the City series and the National Endowment for the Arts weekly podcast; she has also served as a mentor in Pitch Wars and the Association of Writers Programs. Rachel lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter. For more information, visit

Janet Evanovich is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Stephanie Plum series, the co-authored Fox and O’Hare series, the Knight and Moon series, and the Lizzy and Diesel series as well as twelve romance novels, the Alexandra Barnaby novels, Troublemaker graphic novel, and How I Write: Secrets of a Bestselling Author.

Below is the first two of the authors who write series with "Female Sleuths":

Rachel Howzell Hall be sure and visit this page to read more about the author. The "Female Sleuth in this riviting series is Los Angeles homicide detectiveHomicide Detective Elouise "Lou" Norton.

Janet Evanovich be sure and visit this page to read more about the author. Her "Female Sleuth in this series (29 books so far and a new one on the way) is Stephanie Plum. Her 29th book in this series is Going Rogue. Released November 2022. Stephanie Plum breaks the rules, flirts with disaster, and shows who’s boss in this “fast and fun” (Publishers Weekly) thriller.

Have you read any of their books? Do you like books with Female Sleuths? 


  1. I love books with female sleuths. I write them! I've read several of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books. Evanovich is very talented, and the stories are often laugh-out-loud funny.

  2. I agree Kay, Evanovich is very talented and writes great stories.