Alice Spawls: The Female Detective
20 February 2014
Show More The Notting Hill Mystery: The First Detective Novel by Charles Warren Adams.
British Library, 312 pp., £8.99, February 2012, 978 0 7123 5859 0Show More
The Female Detective: The Original Lady Detective by Andrew Forrester.
British Library, 328 pp., £8.99, October 2012, 978 0 7123 5878 1Show More
Revelations of a Lady Detective by William Stephens Hayward.
British Library, 278 pp., £8.99, February 2013, 978 0 7123 5896 5Show More
“... very good stories by long-languishing authors. Alongside, if not quite equal to, Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, Dorothy Sayers and Josephine Tey, we now have Anna Katharine Green, C.L. Pirkis, Mary Wilkins and Lucy Moberly. It seems a shame now that so many of the authors of female detective stories felt obliged to provide sentimental endings, to make ...”