It reminded me that I was caught by surprise when I discovered that the Beau Beaumont series (which I love) - male protagonist, 1st person - was written by a woman, J A Jance. I remember that I recognized a bias (this was a LONG time ago) for this. I thought I preferred, um, gender line-up between the author and the protagonist when written in 1st person.
No longer the case but I did wonder how many men had written 1st person female POV. Came across a recommendation for this
by Robert B. Parker (author of the Spenser series of course.)
I read the first - Family Honor (Sunny Randall) - and kinda liked it but I did notice something. I can't really describe it. Not very overt just this sensation that Parker can't really get into that female's mind. I wonder how much of that "sensation" was due to the fact that I knew, going in, that I was looking for some sort of problem.
I ordered the rest of the series and all but the SECOND has arrived. (Don't you just hate that? It is virtually impossible for me to read a series out-of-order.)
Off hand, I can't think of other examples of men-writing-female-1st POV or women-writing-men-1st POV other than Jance's Beaumont series.
Have you folks ever thought about this? (My brother refuses to read thrillers or historical novels and such if written by women. Incredible, isn't it?)