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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Feminist Fiction Friday

One of my clients is looking for books featuring women cops who are partnered with other women a la Cagney & Lacey.  The book he had was really not good, so he challenged me to find one better. There's the Rizzoli & Isles books of course, but that's already been turned into a series. I realized that I couldn't think of any other books off the top of my head except for C.J. Lyons' books and her sleuths aren't cops, they're doctors and nurses.  Anyone have any ideas?

4 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm drawing a blank. Strange, isn't it, that there doesn't seem to be any female pairings. I would suggest Laurie R. King's Kate Martinelli series. While Kate is working with a male cop, she has a female lover that she lives with. So there is no sexual tension between her and her partner.

    With female pairings I think you're going to have to try the cozy mysteries and amateur sleuths. But even there I'm coming up blank.

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  2. Scott and Bailey is a fine and gritty British TV series that I've really enjoyed.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1843678/

    Strong, down to earth female characters and great swearing.

    The stories are ok but the main thing is the interaction between the cast. Some splendid acting, too.

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  3. If a little BSP is permitted, my series character, prostitute Diana Andrews, and her sidekick Mary Alice often team up. That's when they're getting along, which is not always.

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  4. Great thoughts everyone--
    @Sandra--I cannot believe BOTH of us are coming up blank
    @Paul--perhaps an American remake is in the cards
    @Al--I do enjoy your Diana and Mary Alice stories...I'll throw it out there.

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