Women private investigators
Jan 6, 2012 — In the 18th book in Sara Paretsky's series, the fierce and fiercely feminist detective V.I. Warshawski investigates a grisly murder in a cemetery — as well as the growing class divide in America.
Nov 28, 2011 — Sue Grafton's V is for Vengeance, about an investigation of a suspicious suicide, debuts at No. 2.
Jun 16, 2011 — If a fancy vacation won't fit into the summer budget this year, a good book can take you on a journey instead. Salon.com book critic Laura Miller shares her top picks for books that can take you to new places and cultures. And Bharati Mukherjee takes us on a trip to South Asia with Miss New India.
Dec 11, 2009 — Holiday season have you feeling a touch homicidal? Critic Maureen Corrigan offers a selection of sleuth stories and hard-boiled whodunits to satisfy all your deepest literary desires.
Dec 11, 2009 — Private investigator Kinsey Millhone searches for missing people and missing memories after a college drop-out contacts her for help finding a grave he swears he discovered at the age of 6 in the newest alphabetical mystery from Sue Grafton.
Dec 11, 2009 — In Sara Paretsky's newest mystery, V.I. Warshawski digs up dark secrets of Chicago's past and confronts racial hatred in the present after she's asked to find a man who disappeared at the height of the Civil Rights Era.
Aug 14, 2009 — A native of Beijing, author Diane Liang sometimes simplifies some of the Chinese names and details in her books for the benefit of her foreign audience. Nevertheless, her fiction is still steeped in the sights and sounds of her homeland.
Aug 10, 2009 — Cara Black's crime novels explore the gritty underbelly of the City of Light, neighborhood by neighborhood. She draws on a longtime network of contacts — including private detectives and police officers — for inspiration.
Dec 30, 2008 — For Mary and Carol Higgins Clark, the family business is suspense — of the fictional order. The mother and daughter write suspense novels separately, and also team up to write a series of holiday mysteries, most recently Dashing Through the Snow.
Aug 23, 2007 — From the Antique Man's giant ball of string in Fells Point, to the crab cake lunch downtown, Laura Lippman loves Baltimore. Despite the city's crime and other problems, the crime novelist says its flaws are what make it an interesting place.