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Initial post: Nov 30, 2012 3:52:41 PM PST
I'm looking for recommendations for police procedurals that offer female protagonists. I'd love to find something as detailed and realistic as Ed McBain. All recommendations are welcomed and much appreciated. Thanks.

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 4:55:16 PM PST
Susan Solin says:
Take a look at Michelle Gangnon's Kelly Jones series. They aren't very well known but if I remember right (I read them quite a while ago) they are pretty good. The Tunnels (Kelly Jones Novels) is the first.

Also, Dana Stabnow writes the Kate Shugak series A Cold Day for Murder (Kate Shugak #1) is the first and currently free.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 4:59:57 PM PST
Susan, thanks very much.
--John

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 5:05:14 PM PST
Miss M says:
Not sure if you're interested in UK procedurals?

I'd recommend Lynda LaPlante's Anna Travis series, or Jane Casey's Maeve Kerrigan series (both UK).
Not necessarily because they're the best detective stories around, but IMO LaPlante does a good job describing detailed procedural work, and Casey focuses on/discusses what it's like to be a young woman in the profession.

Blood Line - LaPlante
The Burning - Casey

Posted on Nov 30, 2012 5:06:29 PM PST
Miss M says:
ETA: J.A. Jance's Joanna Brady series is not bad either, though focused on a sheriff's department, not inner-city like McBain.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 5:08:55 PM PST
Sounds great. Small town?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2012 5:16:02 PM PST
This is what I'm looking for. Perfect. Thanks.

Posted on Dec 1, 2012 9:04:18 AM PST
Jacquie says:
I recommend the author Deborah Crombie and her Gemma James/Duncan Kincaid series. I read book one and then proceeded to read right through the whole series. Anxiously awaiting a new one.

Posted on Dec 2, 2012 2:20:05 PM PST
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