Mysteries with Women Sleuths

Woman sleuths have been present since the days of Miss Marble by Agatha Christie. These books all have sleuths who are women. From amateur detective to police officer, you will find smart and tough women leading in these books.

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A Spell for Trouble
A Hex for Danger
An Intrigue of Witches
Easy Motion Tourist
When Trouble Sleeps
Dead Dead Girls
Harlem Sunset
The Secret of the Stairs
Death of a Diamond Lady
Her Name is Knight
They Come at Knight
It Ends with Knight
The Red Queen Dies: A Mystery
What the Fly Saw: A Mystery
Death's Favorite Child
A Dead Man's Honor
Old Murders
You Should Have Died on Monday
Forty Acres and a Soggy Grave
In the Game
The Lavender House Murder
Long Goodbyes
The Ultimate Exit Strategy
Music City Murder
Music City Devils
Plain Brown Wrapper
Chosen People
Diva Secret Agent
Boxing Rings and Cages
What's Done in the Dark: A Mona Baker Novel
Sniffing Out Murder
Dead Time
Slow Burn
Gone Quiet
Done Wrong
Keep Still
See No Evil
Tell No Tales
Scream in Silence
Whispers in the Dark
Windy City Dying
Fatal Remains
A Cold and Silent Dying
A Dark And Deadly Deception
The Mean Girl Who Never Speaks
The School Pet Who Went Missing
The New Boy Who Hears Buzzing
The Parents With A Sleepover Secret
The Fat Girl Who Never Eats
The Thursday Night Killers Book Club
Drop Dead Delicious
Chasing Cherry
A Candy Coated Lie
Few Are Chosen
Don't Speak
Rule of Law
The Divide
Speaking of Summer
Murder, Mayhem & a Fine Man
Death, Deceit & Some Smooth Jazz
Deadly Charm
In the Dog House
The Puppy Who Knew Too Much
Bark If It's Murder
Paw and Order
Sit, Stay, Slay
The Plot Is Murder
Read Herring Hunt
The Novel Art of Murder
Wed, Read & Dead
Bookmarked for Murder
A Tourist's Guide to Murder
Killer Words
Bookclubbed to Death
Murder on Tour
Two Parts Sugar, One Part Murder
Murder is a Piece of Cake
Every Thursday
The Geaha Incident
The Secret of St. Gabriel's Tower
The Secret of Morton's End
The Secret of Sugarman's Circus
Rhode Island Red
Coq au Vin
Rooster's Riff
Sympathy for the Devil
A Prayer for Deliverance
Major League Rookies (Book 1)
Broken Places
Borrowed Time
What You Don't See
Burial Plot
Gone Missing
The Trickster
Five Minutes
Who's Riley?
Circle of Fire
Mystery of the Dark Tower: a Bessie Mystery
Shadows on Society Hill: An Addy Mystery
The Cameo Necklace: A Cecile Mystery
Body and Soul Food
A Deadly Inside Scoop
A Game of Cones
A Killer Sundae
Hollow Voices
Murder Is Revealing
Death of an Idiot Boss
Death of an Island Tart
The Trials of Nikki Hill
Sex, Murder and a Double Latte
Passion, Betrayal and Killer Highlights
Obsession, Deceit and Really Dark Chocolate
Vows, Vendettas and a Little Black Dress
Vanity, Vengeance And A Weekend In Vegas
Lust, Loathing and a Little Lip Gloss
Chaos, Desire & A Kick-Ass Cupcake
Uptown Thief
Mama Solves a Murder
Mama Traps a Killer
Mama Saves A Victim
Mama Stands Accused
Mama Stalks the Past
Mama Rocks the Empty Cradle
Mama Pursues Murderous Shadows
Mama Cracks a Mask of Innocence
The Promise of Palmettos
If I Should Die
A Toast Before Dying
No Time to Die
Do or Die
Shopping Cart Annie
Neighbor Resurrected
Murder in Maui
Murder on Kaanapali Beach
Murder of the Hula Dancers
Murdered in the Man Cave
Murdered in the Gourmet Kitchen
Details at Ten
Hit Time
Video Cowboys
Like a Sister
Hollywood Homicide
Hollywood Ending
Murder in G Major
Death in D Minor
Killing in C Sharp
Fatality in F
Execution in E
Somebody Else's Child
Blood Will Tell
And Now She's Gone
No One Knows You're Here
These Toxic Things
The View from Here
We Lie Here
Land of Shadows
Skies of Ash
Trail of Echoes
City of Saviors
Miss Aldridge Regrets
Harlem After Midnight
The Gospel Choir Murder
Thou Shalt Kill
Going Nowhere Fast
Bad News Travels Fast
Nowhere to Go and All Day to Get There
Time's Undoing
Bury Me When I'm Dead
Wake Me When It's Over
Catch Me When I'm Falling
Judge Me When I'm Wrong
Find Me When I'm Lost
Warn Me When It's Time
The Company You Keep
Tangled Roots
Diva's Last Curtain Call
Schooled In Lies
Sly, Slick & Wicked
Doing It To Death
Dark Turns
One Little Secret
The Taste of Rain
Final Harvest
Charlotte's Revenge
Look Twice
The Inheritance
The Fallen Angels Book Club
Sticks & Stones
The Return of the Fallen Angels Book Club
The Trade List
The Bell Tolls
The Identity Thief
The Appraiser
Poetic Justice
Deceptive Justice
Hell Has No Fury
Sugar and Spice
This Is My America
Pushed Times Chewing Pepper
Secrets, Spells and Snake Eyes
Orchids and Omens
Payback: The Return of C.R.E.A.M.
They Can't Take Your Name
Zoe Matthews, the Undead Ghost, and the Demon
Zoe Matthews, the Unwanted Ghost, and the Cursed Manuscript
I Know What You've Done
My Other Husband
Kill Three Birds
Gotta Let It Go
Gotta Get It Back
What's Done In The Dark
When We Practice To Deceive
The Jigsaw Man
The Binding Room
Murder by Page One
Murder Out of Character
Mayhem & Mass
Peril & Prayer
Alibis & Angels
Against the Currant
Hard Dough Homicide
Coconut Drop Dead
One Must Wait
Where to Choose
The Step Between
Paradise Interrupted
Keeping Secrets
Night Songs
Love Notes
Darkness Descending
Death's Echoes
Deadly Sins I
Deadly Sins II
Deadly Sins III
North Downing
The New Mrs. Collins
The Truth About Vivian
Deep Fried Trouble
Oven Baked Secrets
Lemon Filled Disaster
A Simmering Dilemma
An Unsavory Mess
A Spicy Predicament
Marinated Conditions
Hostile Eyewitness
Bittersweet Motives
Dangerous Confessions
Waning Innocence
All Her Little Secrets
Blanche on the Lam
Blanche Among the Talented Tenth
Blanche Cleans Up
Blanche Passes Go
Trouble in Queenstown
The Missing American
Last Seen in Lapaz
Tick Tock
The Arrangement
The Blackmail
All That Is Secret
Double the Lies
Under the Cover of Darkness
A Stalker's Prey
The Secret Keepers
The Unwanted
The Legacy
The Missing
The Birthright
Chocolate Covered Murder: A Valentine's Day Novella
Mustard-Based Murder: An Independence Day Novella
A Mistletoe Murder: A Christmas Novella
I Told Her Your Secret
On the Road to Makurdi
Bewaji's Ankara Adventures
Wura's Woodin Adventures
Lara's Lace Adventures
Violet's Velvet Adventures
Every Reasonable Doubt
In Firm Pursuit
Murder on the Down Low
Attorney-Client Privilege
Lawful Deception
Do Not Go Gently
Hoodoo Man
Green Money
Reckless Eyeballin'
Fatal Justice
Spiral Of Guilt
The Savior
A Killing Fire
A Killing Rain
The Closet Case
Take Hart
A Darker Shade of Crimson
Blue Blood
Orange Crushed: An Ivy League
The Lethal List
Monday Morning Mystery
Baby, It's Cold Outside
Bed & Breakfast Bedlam
Coastal Cottage Calamity
Maya Mound Mayhem
Food Fair Frenzy
Garden Gazebo Gallivant
South Seas Shenanigans
Angel Angst
Secrets, Lies, & Crawfish Pies
Love, Hopes, & Marriage Tropes
Potions, Tells, & Deadly Spells
A Tiny Collierville Murder
A Merry Branson Murder
The Unworthy Wife
The Silent Enemy
Dial QR For Murder
Goodfellowe House
Black Orchid Blues
Backdrop to Murder
Dear Sister Dead
A Fatal Glow
A Shimmer of Red
When Death Comes Stealing
Devil's Gonna Get Him
Where Evil Sleeps
No Hiding Place
Easier to Kill
The Devil Riding
Dying in the Dark
Of Blood and Sorrow
Loss of Innocence
Killing Kin
Killer Riches
Killer Chameleon
Tokyo Firewall
Melody for Murder
Mojo for Murder
Death at a Seance
The New Year's Hex
Pay To Play
Greedy Givers
Inner City Blues
Stormy Weather
Dirty Laundry
Strange Bedfellows
The Silent Enemy
The Perfect Liar
A Sly and Sinister Tail
A Cold and Calculating Tail
A Foul and Frightening Tail