Monday, February 27, 2012


This one comes courtesy of my friend Rachael Herron.

In 1902 Miss Cora Strayer opens her own detective agency, advertising it with this irresistible line: "When in need of legal or confidential advice, why not confer with one of your own sex?" Irresistible hook, right? Even better, self-described nerd Paul Reda has done quite a bit of research already. A collaboration, perhaps?

Jackie Winspear has a similar thing going in her Maisie Dobbs series, but I think there's room in this world for a variety of feisty lady detectives, especially those who still make time for the gentlemen despite advancing age (cough-cough stella hardesty cough-cough).


Mysti said...

there will always be room for another "sister doin' for herself"!!!!

Mysti said...

oops, that's "doin' it for herself" something my hubbie says all the time.

Sophie Littlefield said...

ha, i liked it the first way :)