Information about the author.
A reader’s guide and checklist for Mystery Series written by women.More than 600 series detectives created by women over 3400 mystery titles in correct series order titles indexed by mystery type and series setting more than 500 new titles released in 1994 and 1995.
The new big book is better than ever. The most comprehensive guide available for detective fiction by contemporary women, including 690 authors with 225 new since the last edition. Expanded author profiles and easy-to-use indexes. Characters, settings, mystery types, book titles, publication dates, awards, author pseudonyms and more.
A while back, Heising produced a remarkable reader’s guide and checklist for mysteries written by women—Detecting Women. The reference work proved so popular that she has now completed a companion volume, Detecting Men. This large trade paperback not only provides detailed bibliographies and capsule biographies but also breaks down the books by type (journalism, legal, ecclesiastical), setting, series characters, and title chronology. There are also sections on pseudonyms and awards. The book should carry a warning for those addicted to browsing.
Detecting Women, A Reader’s Guide & Checklist for Mystery Series Written By Women—a first-of-its-kind mystery reference every serious reader & librarian will want to own. New readers will delight at the opportunity to choose mysteries by type, setting, background, character, & chronology. This 256-page, 8 1/2 by 11 softcover original puts an end to the frustration of what to read next with biographical information about 401 women authors & their 469 series featuring men, women, & pairs detectives—2345 book titles in all—over 400 new releases from 1993 & 1994. Nominations & winners of major mystery awards appear in bold-face type. Master list includes check-off boxes for keeping track of books owned or books read. Ten short story anthologies are indexed by author & volume for 99 women authors & their 184 stories, many of which feature well-known series detectives.