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Summary

Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's new anthology brings together the most cunning, resourceful, and brilliant female sleuths in mystery fiction.

Otto Penzler gathers the most iconic women of the detective canon over the past 150 years, captivating and surprising listeners in equal measure. The handpicked stories in this collection introduce us to the most determined of gumshoe gals, from debutant detectives like Anna Katharine Green's Violet Strange to spinster sleuths like Mary Roberts Rinehart's Hilda Adams, from groundbreaking female cops like Baroness Orczy's Lady Molly to contemporary crime-fighting PIs like Sue Grafton's Kinsey Millhone, and include indelible tales from Agatha Christie, Carolyn Wells, Edgar Wallace, L. T. Meade and Robert Eustace, Sara Paretsky, Nevada Barr, Laura Lippman, and many more.

©2018 Otto Penzler (P)2020 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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terrible narration

Why have american narrators who haven't a clue how to do accents, particularly an English accent.

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Unbearable narrator

The female narrator's voice grated on my nerves making the book almost impossible to listen to. Her voice sounds synthesised & robotic. Her word and sentence stress seem random and confusing rather than enlightening. Her pronunciation of some fairly basic words is bizarre and distracting. The book is great value for money but I will NEVER get a book narrated by Amy Landon again- not even if it was offered to me free of charge.