Books to Read if You Like Women Sleuths

06 Dec 2016

What do you do when your loved one just vanishes? Or when you’ve been wrongfully convicted of a crime you didn’t commit? You enlist the help of a feisty heroine to stand by your side and fight for you, that’s what! If you like your mysteries and thrillers to have strong female characters who try and get to the bottom of tricky situations, then check out these books to read if you like women sleuths.

Books to Read if You Like Women Sleuths


The Kill Sign

Nichole Christoff

Release Date: December 6, 2016

Security specialist and PI Jamie Sinclair is in desperate need of a weekend getaway. So she’s flying to Mississippi to see military police officer Adam Barrett, her would-be boyfriend who she hasn’t seen in four months. He’s currently stationed in the same town where Jamie first started out as a private investigator, so she’s using this trip to reconnect with her old mentor, Ray Wlather, too. But Jamie doesn’t get the relaxing weekend she planned. A bomb explodes on a riverboat nearby killing dozens of soldiers. When she thinks she sees the bomber fleeing the scene, Jamie and Adam set off to catch the terrorist before he does it again.

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When All The Girls Have Gone

Jayne Ann Krentz

Release Date: November 29, 2016

Charlotte Sawyer’s step-sister, Jocelyn, has gone missing. This isn’t the first time her beautiful, brilliant, and reckless sibling has disappeared, but it’s never been like this before. Teaming up with struggling PI Max Cutler, they both desperately search for clues to her whereabouts. When the investigation leads to a group of Jocelyn’s closest friends, the answers they find are chilling.

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The Sleeping Beauty Killer

Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke

Release Date: November 15, 2016

The third installment of the Under Suspicion series sees television producer Laurie Moran take on the case of trying to prove the innocence of a woman who was wrongfully convicted of murdering her fiance. Casey Carter was imprisoned 15 years ago for the murder of Hunter Raleigh III, but she has always insisted on her innocence. Despite doing her time, Casey feels like she’s always being judged by the people around her, who think she is guilty. Laurie promises to exonerate her.

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Walk Into Silence

Susan McBride

Release Date: December 1, 2016

Is this just another case of the bored housewife running off? Or is the disappearance of Patrick Dielman’s wife, Jenny, something more serious? As Detective Jo Larsen delves into the investigation, she discovers a long list of things that could spell foul play. The controlling husband, the tragic loss of her son and the callous ex-husband. Is there something suspicious here or did Jenny simply want to get away?

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Moral Defense

Marcia Clarke

Release Date: November 8, 2016

After a brutal attack left teenager Cassie Sonnenberg without a father and brother. Samantha Brinkman jumps on the case as her legal advocate. But she finds herself facing questions: Why did Cassie survive? Is she hiding something? Despite the holes in the story, Samantha finds herself siding with her client on a more personal level and when she discovers why this bond is so strong, she must face a tough choice.

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Night Watch

Iris Johansen & Roy Johansen

Release Date: October 25, 2016

Thanks to a revolutionary medical procedure, Kendra Michaels, has been given a special gift: her sight. Kendra was born blind and spent the first twenty years of her life in darkness. This new sense of vision and her highly tuned other senses, Kendra discovers she has quite a knack for investigating crimes and is in high demand from law enforcement agencies all over the country. But her latest case seems to hit her on a deeply personal level, it uncovers the truth behind England’s Night Watch Project, the organization that gave her gift of sight.

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