Discover the Best Books Starring Female Detectives
If you’re looking for the best female detective books, you’ve come to the right place! From Sandra Brown to Sara Blaedel, we publish the best mystery books of all time from female mystery writers. These authors will captivate your imagination with strong female characters who leap off the page.
Whether you’re looking for gift ideas or you just want to treat yourself, investigate and you’ll find a great mystery for any occasion. Join the Women’s Murder Club on their latest adventure or learn how it all began in 1st to Die—or discover Solitude Creek, a Jeffrey Deaver thriller that features “one of [his] most diabolical villains” yet (New York Times Book Review).
Full of fast-paced plot twists and stunning suspense, our books about women sleuths feature unforgettable heroines who are determined to track down bone-chilling killers. These female leads are dynamic and resilient, with a passion for justice. From the streets of San Francisco to the brownstones of Brooklyn, these female detectives are changing their communities. . . and we love watching the suspense unfold.
Some of the best mysteries starring women also feature brilliant attorneys and journalists. In The Eleventh Victim, a young Manhattan lawyer enters a battle of wits with a serial killer and the NYPD—and she must face them both while the lives of innocent people hang in the balance. And in the heart-stopping Women’s Murder Club series, Detective Lindsay Boxer must work together with her friends—a medical examiner, an Assistant D. A., and a San Francisco Chronicle reporter—to cut through red tape and solve crimes before it’s too late.
Find Great Books for Women’s Book Clubs
The best female detective TV shows feature a whip-smart police officer, lawyer, or super sleuth who’s ready to crack the case. You can experience the same excitement with your book club as you enjoy a new female detective series or rediscover a classic mystery novel. Experience a Miami mystery with Carol Higgins Clark’s Snagged, where murder is afoot and only a smart, saucy sleuth can hunt down the killer—or pick up a spine-tingling new bestseller from James Patterson.
Lose your breath in the pages of a psychological thriller or hunt down a terrifying killer with your favorite femme fatale. If you’re looking for a particular format, you can also explore our catalog to find audiobook excerpts, new releases, large print mystery novels, and ebook deals. Mystery solved!
And who knows? You may even find your next favorite book today.
Bestselling Female Mystery Writers at Hachette Book Group
Find your next great read from one of our talented, award-winning mystery writers. From New York Times bestsellers to Edgar Award winners, we can help you decide what to read next. Here at HBG, we publish great books about female detectives for adults, young adults, and kids by many acclaimed authors, including:
Get the perfect gift for mom or find a pulse-pounding bestseller to share with your friends. No matter what, you’ll find strong female leads and brilliant authors to inspire everyone in your life.