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Women Police Officers
Dawn Dowdle - 10:29am Jul 27, 1998 PST

I like these authors where the main characters are Women Police Officers.

J. A. Jance M. D. Lake Lee Martin Lillian O'Donnell Barbara Paul

Read any?

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Peggy Posey - 04:55pm Oct 14, 1999 PST(#7 of 17)

Linda LaPlante, author of the PBS series "Prime Suspect", has started a new series about a U.S. detective. The first of the series is "Cold Blood." A very good read and introduction to the tough protagonist. The second dof the series is entitled "Cold Blood." I'm looking forward to the third in the series.

Hugh Drummond - 11:08am Oct 19, 1999 PST(#8 of 17)
" I have a criminal mind... I see bad in everyone," (Mr. J.G. Reeder)

Sydney Horler's post-war 'Tiger Standish' stories featured Lady Helen Dilke (Later Lady Quorn, when she married Standish and he came into his title). She worked for Scotland Yard during the war, and often took an active hand in her husband's adventures.


MK - 04:57pm Jan 9, 2000 PST(#9 of 17)

Hey anybody- Try Antonia Frasier (Oxford Blood, etc.) Great female TV personality and amateur Sleuth.

Third Girl - 03:23am Feb 3, 2000 PST(#10 of 17)

I too really enjoy the Linda La Plante series with Lorraine Paige, Cold Shoulder, Cold Blood and Cold Heart. Her Prime Suspect series was good too and the TV adaptations with Helen Mirren as DI Jane Tennison was brilliant.

Ani - 05:05pm Sep 3, 2000 PST(#11 of 17)

haven't seen anything about J.D. Robb who writes futuristic mystery novels (setting circa 2050) with a very unusual main female character, Eve Dallas. i've read all her "stuff" and love Eve and her enigmatic, sexy husband, the ultra-rich, arrogant Roark. great stuff. anybody else read her work? (J.D. Robb is better known as Nora Roberts, who writes romance novels, but she converts wonderfully into mystery, with a few steamy sceenes between Eve and Roark, but the rest is pure, delightful tough, competent female cop and mystery! set in a provocatively believable 21st century - after all, 2050 isn't that far away!) Ani

Amy Lavoie - 08:30am Apr 10, 2002 PST(#12 of 17)

I think the best woman police officer is April Woo, by Leslie Glass. She is a detective Sergeant in the NYPD, not too shabby! There are six books in her series, and I haven't read J. A. Jance, but she sounds great!

Buffy Sommers - 06:45pm Dec 1, 2002 PST(#13 of 17)
I want to live forever...or die in the attempt...

Im rather partial to Patrica Cornwell's characters

Love Lucy in the Scarpetta books and her female police officers West and Hammer in Southern Cross and the other book (cant for the life of me remember the name!!!!sorry)

I like strong female characters that kick butt, makes a nice change from typical male boofheads!!!!

Fran Hinkel - 05:53am May 24, 2003 PST(#14 of 17)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

It seems there are a lot of strong female mystery characters - but few who are actually police officers. Does anyone know of others that are not listed here?

Amy Lavoie - 11:46am May 28, 2003 PST(#15 of 17)

Leslie Glass writes an excellent series of police procedurals with Detective Sergeant April Woo of the NYPD. The lastest in the series will be out in June, it's called A Killing Gift. You can check out for more info.

Brandy Wagner - 12:15am Jun 26, 2003 PST(#16 of 17)
Absence makes the heart grow cobwebs...!

I just got hooked on J.D. Robb myself! I wish I could find a guy like Roarke...

Fran Hinkel - 05:22am Jun 21, 2005 PST(#17 of 17)
You can check out anytime you like...but you can never leave!

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Here's the novel you have all been waiting for -- April Woo is back in the ninth novel in the New York Time Best-Selling series by Leslie Glass -- A Clean Kill! Plus, for the first time in many years, you can Meet Leslie Glass on an extensive media and bookstore tour, visiting several mystery bookstores and others. Leslie Glass has created her most provocative and spine-tingling work yet with A Clean Kill, with all the characters we've come to love, and with the page-turning, heart-thumping action we've come to expect from this author. And, in a development we've all been waiting for, April's relationship with Mike takes the next big step. Manhattan's Upper East Side isn't a neighborhood that NYPD detective April Woo and Precinct Captain Mike Sanchez associate with grisly crimes until Maddy Wilson, the wife of a celebrity chef, is slashed to death in her fashionable townhouse. The obvious suspect is her long-time nanny, a woman whose questionable behavior is matched only by her penchant for lies. www, Onyx Paperback Original - June, 2005 ISBN: 0-451-41189-7 $7.99

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