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Silk stalkings : more women write of murder
Nichols, Victoria, 1944-
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Publication Information:
Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 1998.
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xix, 634 pages ; 23 cm
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Includes indexes.
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PR830.D4 N53 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Provides a comprehensive survey of series characters created by women authors in crime and mystery fiction from 1867 to 1997.

Author Notes

Victoria Nichols has background in the fields of medical research & independent film production & distribution. For over fifteen years, she has applied her considerable talents to the study of series mysteries by women authors.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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This useful reader's-advisory tool updates Silk Stalkings: When Women Write of Murder, published by Black Lizard Press in 1988. Nearly 200 characters created since 1976 are discussed at length, arranged by categories such as historical mysteries, academia, private eyes, and "senior sleuths."

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. xiii
After the Fall: Historical Mysteriesp. 1
Marcus Didius Falco and Helena Justina
Owen Archer
Roger the Chapman
The Tonneman Family of New York
John Rawlings
Madame Victoire Vernet
Julian Kestrel
William Monk
Glynis Tryon
Chef Auguste Didier
Irene Adler
Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes
Phryne Fisher
Lucas Hallam
Another Side to Reality: The Supernatural and the Occultp. 23
J. J. Jamison
Theresa Fortunato
Prof. James Asher and Simon Ysidro
Jack Fleming and Charles Escott
Vicki Nelson and Henry Fitzroy
The Adept, Sir Adam Sinclair
Karen Hightower
Nicholas Segalla
A Blot in the Copybook: Academiap. 35
Elizabeth MacPherson--Jay Omega
Gillian Adams and Det. Chief Insp. Edward Gisborne
Paula Glenning
Jane Winfield and Andrew Quentin--Claire Camden
Mackensie Smith and Annabel Reed Smith
Winston Marlowe Sherman
Jackie Walsh
Behind the Badge: Major Metropolitan Policep. 47
Janna Brill and Mahlon "Mama" Maxwell
Det. Sigrid Harald
Det. Kate Delafield
Det. Deb Ralston
Det. Sgt. Marian Larch
Det. J. P. Beaumont
Sgt. Peter Decker and Rina Lazarus Decker
Det. Insp. Thomas Lynley
Chief Insp. Michael Ohayon
Det. Skip Langdon
Det. Chief Insp. Jane Tennison
Officer Delta "Storm" Stevens
Joss O'Bannion and Evan Glyndower
Det. David Silver
Comm. Guido Brunetti
Det. Jessie Drake
Behind the Badge: Provincial Policep. 71
Det. Sgt. Steve Arrow
Det. Insp. Lloyd and Det. Judy Hill
Hamish Macbeth
Sgt. Karl Alberg and Cassandra Mitchell
Supt. Robert Bone
Sheriff Arly Hanks
Pol. Chief Mitchell "Mitch" Bushyhead
Sheriff Spencer Arrowood
Kate Shugak
Det. Marti MacAlister
Dep. Marty Hopkins
Sheriff Joanna Brady
Crime and the Corpus Divine: Clerical Mysteriesp. 89
Deaconess Theodora Braithwaite
Christine Bennett
Sr. Frevisse
Catherine LeVendeur
Mother Lavinia Grey
Crime on Cue: Stage, Screen, and Televisionp. 99
Evangeline Sinclair and Trixie Dolan
Verity Birdwood
Maggie MacGowen
Alice Nestleton
Charlotte Graham
William Hecklepeck
Annie McGrogan
Cure it or Kill It: Medicine and Sciencep. 109
Charlie Meiklejohn and Constance Leidl
Kiernan O'Shaughnessey
Edwina Crusoe, R.N.
Dr. Kay Scarpetta
Claire Sharples
Barbara "Bo" Bradley
Dr. Deirdre "Didi" Quinn Nightingale
Dr. Gail McCarthy
The Game's Afoot: Sports and Gamesp. 123
T. T. Baldwin
Kate Henry
Lee Ofsted
Chicago Nordejoong
Jazz Jasper and Insp. Omondi
Kit Powell
Eva "Bucket Nut" Wylie
Cassie Swan
Jordan Myles
Killings on the Market: Business and Financep. 137
Doran Fairweather Chelmarsh and the Rev. Rodney Chelmarsh
Claire Malloy
Bonnie Indermill
Annie Laurance Darling
Jason Lynx
Xenia Smith and Leslie Wetzon
Darina Lisle
Goldy Bear
Faith Fairchild
Peter Bartholomew
Judith McMonigle Flynn
Alison Hope and Det. Insp. Nick Trevellyan
Kate Jasper
Julie Blake and Vic Paoli
Simona Griffo
Blanche White
Emily "Em" Hansen
Legal Eagles: Lawyersp. 165
Lennox Kemp
Willa Jansson--Laura Di Palma
Helen West and Det. Supt. Geoffrey Bailey--Sarah Fortune
John Lloyd Branson and Lydia Fairchild
Neil Hamel
James Fleming
Judge Deborah Knott
Barbara Holloway
Nan Robinson
Murder Between the Pages: Writers and Journalistsp. 181
Sarah Calloway
Lindsay Gordon
Samantha Adams
Cat Marsala
Holly Winter
Melissa Craig
Kate Mulcay
Britt Montero
Emma Lord
Henrie O
Irene Kelly
The Other Side of the Lawp. 199
Anna Peters
Nurse Agnes Carmichael
The Widows
Miss Susan Melville
Portraits in Crime: Arts and Lettersp. 207
Andrea Perkins
Joanna Stark
Harriet Jeffries and Insp. John Sanders
Calista Jacobs
Claire Breslinsky
Libby Kincaid
Aurora Teagarden
Miss Helma Zukas
Albenia "Benni" Harper
Private Eyesp. 221
Helen Keremos
Fiddler and Fiora
Quin St. James and Mike McCleary
Carlotta Carlyle
Catherine Sayler
Kat Colorado
Jeri Howard
Barrett Lake
Lauren Laurano
Hannah Wolfe
Ronnie Ventana
Freddie O'Neal
Kate Brannigan
Phoebe Siegel
Caley Burke
Patricia Delaney
Tamara Hayle
Lydia Chin and Bill Smith
Max Bramble and Wylie Nolan
Strange Bedfellows in Brass Beds: Military and Government Servicep. 251
Tamara Hoyland
Robert Amiss
Mary Minor "Harry" Haristeen
Gregor Demarkian
Meredith Mitchell and Chief Insp. Alan Markby
Molly Bearpaw
Anna Pigeon
Leah Hunter
Senior Sleuthsp. 265
George and Molly Palmer-Jones
Sheila Travis and Aunt Mary
Clara Gamadge
Tish McWhinny
Sheila Malory
Emma Chizzit
Shirley McClintock
Hubbert and Lil
Miss Emily Seeton
Cat Caliban
Unexpected Detectivesp. 281
Penny Wanawake
Maggie Ryan
Emma Victor
Lady Margaret Priam
Susan Henshaw
Liz Sullivan, Bridget Montrose and Det. Paul Drake
Jane Jeffry
Jane da Silva
Epiloguep. 295
Master Listp. 299
Appendix I Series Character Chronologyp. 527
Appendix II Pseudonym to Autonymp. 593
Appendix III Series Character to Writerp. 601
About the Authorsp. 635