Series on Saturday: Female Detectives’ Mystery @SaraParetsky @MargaretMaron ‏@JAJance @KelleyArmstrong #SueGrafton ‏#MarciaMuller #Giveaway

Posted November 10, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Series on Saturday / 11 Comments

This is a new feature I developed where each month we will look at our favorite – the best – series in a genre.

The genre here, by my definition,  is mystery series with Female main characters. These are some of my favorite long-running series.  Since I haven’t read everything, it’s a subset of the possibilities.  I’m sure I am forgetting some great authors. There are also plenty of authors I have yet to read. Please share your favorites with me in the comments, also.

My favorite Female Detectives’ Mysteries series are (in no particular order):



Rockton series                                          Deborah Knott series                                Kinsey Millhone series
by Kelley ARmstrong                                by Margaret Maron                                       by Sue Grafton



VI Warshawski series                                Joanna Brady series , Ali Reynolds           Sharon McCone series
by Sara Paretsky                                           by JA Jance                                                     by Marcia Muller


What are your favorite series?

Vote for your top 3 favorites! You can vote for my favorites or add favorites of your own. Please tell us your top three (or top 1 or 2) in your comments.  Remember this is how the winning option is chosen for the giveaway.

Then enter the giveaway below.  The winner will get the first book in the winning series! Open to anyone who can receive an Amazon digital ebook.


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Posted November 10, 2018 by Anne - Books of My Heart in Giveaway, Series on Saturday / 11 Comments

11 responses to “Series on Saturday: Female Detectives’ Mystery

    • Thanks Jonetta. I always appreciate your comments. I also love JD Robb but this category is for straight human, not fantasy. Although the In Death series is hard to categorize – is it UF or scifi? I don’t think I included it in UF because it is more a romance except it is like UF in having an exciting and excellent plot in every book. It really stands on its own.

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      • It’s considered mystery with romantic elements. RWA categorizes it as romantic suspense. Sci fi buffs don’t consider it to be in that category because it only has futuristic elements and, no, it’s not UF as it lacks a paranormal aspect.

        Hope this is helpful!

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  1. I love Carol O’Connell, that’s a great author for a series I love a lot. Elizabeth Peters too and well a third one? I don’t know. Thanks!

  2. Great post, Anne:). My favourite female detectives are Frances Black from the Black and Dods mysteries set in the 1920s by Diane Janes; Kate Shugak a PI set in Alaska by Dana Stabenow; and I’m with you about Kinsey Millhone who features in the Alphabet Murders by Sue Grafton.

    • I don’t know the Alex Kava series but I meant this to be series where the female detective is the main character.

      Yes the Temperance Brennan series would definitely count. I’ve read them all. It’s a bit disjointing since the books and the tv series are very different.

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  3. What a great idea for a feature! I mostly read cozy mysteries and lots of them have female sleuths. From the ones you listed here I read The Lost City, that reminds me I still have to continue that series. I haven’t read the other ones you listed here.