Women mystery writers break out of the shadows

ALAN RINZLER | THE BOOK DEAL | DECEMBER 2014

THE TIRED OLD STEREOTYPE of a mystery writer as some hard-boiled noir guy with a cigarette in one hand and a tumbler full of whiskey in the other is obsolete. Over. Done.

mystery-writer-career_1Make way for Sisters in Crime, a nationwide organization of women mystery writers who are achieving commercial and literary success. Ever since Sara Paretsky’s debut novel Indemnity Only in 1982, a steady flow of increasingly popular women mystery writers has emerged, including Patricia Cornwall with her Scarpetta series, Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhane Alphabet series, and many others. >>READ MORE

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