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Female Private Investigators

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Female Private Investigators


Carlotta Carlyle - 6'1 red-headed ex-cop, Boston private eye, part-time cab driver
A Trouble of Fools, The Snake Tattoo, Coyote, Steel Guitar, Snapshot, Hardware, Cold Case, Heart of the World, Deep Pockets, Big Dig and Flashpoint
by Linda Barnes

Juliet Blake - fraud investigator, Silicon Valley, California
Love Bytes, Cyberkiss and Hardwired
by Sally Chapman

Regan Reilly - daughter of famous mystery writer, Nora Regan Reilly, California and Colorado
Decked, Snagged, Iced, Twanged, Hitched, Burned, Popped, Jinxed and Fleeced
by Carol Higgins Clark

Jeri Howard - Oakland California P.I.
Take a Number, Don't Turn Your Back on the Ocean, Nobody's Child, Credible Threat, Witness to Evil and Where the Bodies Are Buried (At Whiton)
by Janet Dawson

Kiernan O'Shaughnessy - former medical examiner. tumed P.I., California
High Fall and No Immunity
by Susan Dunlap

Stephanie Plum - bounty hunter, Trenton, New Jersey, funny series
One for the Money, Two for the Dough, Three to Get Deadly, Four to Score, High Five, Hot Six, Seven Up, Hard Eight, To the Nines, Ten Big Ones, Eleven On Top, Twelve Sharp, Lean Mean Thirteen, Fearless Fourteen, Finger Lickin' Fifteen, Sizzling Sixteen, Smokin' Seventeen, and Explosive Eighteen
by Janet Evanovich

Kinsey Millhone - ex -cop, P.I., Santa Teresa, California
"A" is for Alibi to "V" is for Vengeance
by Sue Grafton

Laura Fleming - small town P.I. North Carolina
Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen, Country Comes to Town, Tight as a Tick
by Toni L. P. Kelner

Kat Colorado - Sacramento, California private investigator
Katwalk, Katapult, Kat's Cradle, Copy Kat, Wild Kat, Alley Cat Blues, Honky Tonk Kat, Kat Scratch Fever, Stray Kat Waltz
by Karen Kijewski

Anna Peters - oil company exec turned P.I. in Washington, D.C.
The Big Payoff, Gemini Trip, Death Under Par, Backfire, Cross-check, Shadow of the Palms and Under Orion
by Janice Law

Dr. Elizabeth Chase - parapsychologist turned P.I. in San Diego, California
Murder in Scorpio (At Whiton), Cold Heart of Capricorn and Pisces Rising
by Martha Lawrence

Quin St. James (& Mike McCleary) - husband & wife P.I. team in Florida
Storm Surge, Blue Pearl, Mistress of the Bones and Hanged Man
by T. J. MacGregor

Sarah Kelling (& Max Bittersohn) - investigative couple, Boston
The Gladstone Bag, The Resurrection Man, The Odd Job and The Balloon Man
by Charlotte MacLeod

Savannah Reid - ex-cop (dropped because of a weight problem) now owner of a California detective agency
Just Desserts, Bitter Sweets, Killer Calories, Murder a la Mode, Sour Grapes, Cereal Killer, Death By Chocolate, Peaches and Screams and Sugar and Spite
by G. A. McKevett

Sharon McCone - legal co-op investigator turned P.I., San Francisco
Edwin of the Iron Shoes, Both Ends of the Night, Vanishing Point, Dangerous Hour, Dead Midnight, Listen to the Silence and Walk Through Fire
by Marcia Muller

Gwenn Ramadge - NYC P.I. for corporate investigations
A Wreath for the Bride, Used to Kill, Raggedy Man, The Goddess Affair
by Lillian O'Donnell

Barbara Joan "Bo" Bradley - child abuse investigator, San Diego, California
Child of Silence, Strawgirl, Turtle Baby, Moonbird Boy and The Dollmaker's Daughters
by Abigail Padgett

V. I. Warshawski - attorney turned P.I. in Chicago, Illinois
Indemnity Only, Deadlock, Killing Orders, Bitter Medicine, Blood Shot, Burn Marks, Guardian Angel, Tunnel Vision, Windy City Blues, Fire Sale, Blacklist, Total Recall and Hard Time
by Sara Paretsky

Phoebe Siegel - ex-cop turned P.I., Billings Montana
By Evil Means and When Wallflowers Die
by Sandra West Prowell

Lydia Chin & Bill Smith - private eyes on New York City's mean streets
Concourse, Mandarin Plaid, No Colder Place, A Bitter Feast, Winter and Night and Reflecting the Sky
by S. J. Rozan

Lauren Laurano - Greenwich Village lesbian P.I., New York City
Everything You Have is Mine, I'll Be Leaving You Always and My Sweet Untraceable You
by Sandra Scoppettone

Kate Shugak - native Alaskan, former Anchorage D.A. investigator
A Cold-Blooded Business, Play with Fire, Blood Will Tell, Breakup, Killing Grounds, Taint in the Blood, Grave Denied, Fire and Bitter Snow, Singing of the Dead, Midnight Come Again and Hunter's Moon
by Dana Stabenow

Neil Hamel - hard-boiled attorney-investigator, P.I. in Albuquerque, New Mexico
North of the Border, Raptor (at Whiton), The Wolf Path, The Lies that Bind (at Whiton), Ditch Rider and Hotshots
by Judith Van Gies

Tamara Hayle - black ex-cop turned P.I. in Newark, New Jersey
When Death Comes Stealing, Devil's Gonna Get Him, No Hiding Place, Dying In the Dark, Devil Riding and Where Evil Sleeps
by Valerie Wilson Wesley

Veronica "Ronnie" Ventana - Anglo-Mexican P.I. in San Francisco
Murder on the Run, Cry Baby and Death Notes
by Gloria White

Constance Leidl & Charlie Meiklejohn - psychologist and ex-arson investigator, private investigating team in New York
The Dark Door, Smart House, and A Flush of Shadows
by Kate Wilhelm