Blog – Page 10 – M. Ruth Myers

Why Do We Like P.I. Stories?

Whether the detective is a man or a woman, I love private eye stories. Like other afficionados, I like mysteries in general. Thrillers too. But my favorite, the absolute ultimate treat, is a good P.I. story. Why? I think there are three reasons. The P.I. exposes wrongdoing and delivers justice when ‘the system’ can’t. Probably […]

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COOL OFF WITH A WOMAN P.I. IN ALASKA If you long to see Alaska, but don’t have the time or the money right now, enjoy a great trip and a well-turned mystery with P.I. Kate Shugak. The creation of Edgar-winning writer Dana Stabenow, Kate is an ethnic Aleut who was reared by her grandmother in […]

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Opinions on New TV Gumshoe Team

Did anyone watch King and Maxwell last night?  Would love to hear some opinions on the female-male private eye team. (Click the speech icon to the right of the title to comment.) M. Ruth Myers is the author of the Maggie Sullivan mysteries and other novels.

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More Dame Detectives

  ADD THESE TO YOUR LIST OF WOMAN P.I.s Liza Cody – Anna Lee debuted in the late 1970s-early’80s, predating Grafton and Paretsky. I treasured every title that appeared. Anna is a former policewoman who goes to work as a P.I. with an agency in London but is adept at working on her own. (The author […]

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Woman P.I. Stars in New TV Show

If you have cable and get TNT, set your clocks and recorders for 10 p.m. Monday, June 10.  “King and Maxwell“, a new series based on novels by David Baldacci, will debut. Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney star as Washington, D.C., area private eyes Michelle Maxwell and Sean King.  They’re discredited former Secret Service agents […]

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Woman P.I.s: A Starter’s Dozen

Start your journey through the world of woman private eye novels with one of the 12 authors listed here. They offer a range of styles and settings — foreign and domestic; contemporary and historical. Some of these authors are long-established masters of the field while others are relative newcomers, or not as well known. Reading […]

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Here’s to Woman P.I.s

It’s not that I don’t love the guy P.I.’s — Spencer, Marlowe, etc. — but mystery novels with a woman private eye are about as common as root canals for chickens.  Here’s a gathering place for those who like to read them and those who like to write them.  With luck it may encourage authors to […]

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