Best Women’s Crime Fiction in 2022

Women's Murder Club, Ellis Peters, and Women's Murder Club

If you're interested in reading more female-centered crime fiction, you should start by checking out Women's Murder Club. This popular series features a group of women who investigate crimes in an attempt to solve the crime. Each member has their own motivations and goals, and each novel is written with that in mind. In this review, I'll discuss three books by female authors that have made an impact on my reading life.

Women's Murder Club

The long-running Women's Murder Club series by James Patterson is a good example of this trend. The women of the club have different backgrounds and skills that they put to good use to solve cases. Each member of the Women's Murder Club has a different job and role in society. The books in the series have been translated into a television series, movie, and video games, and Patterson is one of the most successful crime writers of all time.

The series of books focuses on the relationships and crimes that women commit. The protagonists of the series are police officers Lindsay Boxer, reporter Cindy Thomas, and medical examiner Claire Washburn. The series also features assistant district attorneys Jill Bernhardt and Yuki Castellano. Rizzoli & Isles books follow detective Jane Rizzoli and medical examiner Maura Isles, a medical examiner and former police officer.

The Women's Murder Club series follows four women who solve crimes together. They have different backgrounds and skills, but they have one thing in common - they have the same goal - to solve crimes. In addition to homicide, these books also feature a group of female detectives. In these series, the protagonists are women who are willing to put their personal lives on hold in order to solve the crimes.

Cleo Watkins

In this women's crime fiction series, librarian Lila Watkins uses her skills as a librarian to solve a murder. When Cleo uncovers a murder, she uses her librarian skills to track down the killer. But Dixie is no saint, and her manipulative ways aren't new. In her latest novel, The Book Thief, she uncovers the shocking truth about the murder of her best friend, Dixie.

Librarian Cleo Watkins is protective of her Words on Wheels bookmobile, and she feels it is antiquated by Catalpa Springs Library Board president Mercer Whitty, who has become obsessed with Belle Beauchamp's BOOK IT! mobile library, which has a carnival-like atmosphere that overshadows its book-lending capabilities. Cleo, however, is adamant that Dixie Huddleston not take her books from her - not even to check them out!

Bookmobile Mystery Series: The Bookmobile is a series of mysteries based on the life of a senior librarian. The books are set in Savannah, Ga., and feature P.I. Bernie and his canine sidekick, Chet. The first book in the series, The Bookmobile Murder, involves a murder that occurred in the midst of a bookmobile. Other books in the series focus on crime-solving librarians.

Paula Hawkins

Hawkins' crime fiction is atypical, but not surprising. She writes from an outsider's perspective and her characters are distinctly British, aspiring to a bourgeois ideal. Her characters are jealous, too, and this is a characteristic Hawkins' novels tend to reflect. But that doesn't mean her books aren't engaging and interesting. They're also more sophisticated than most women's crime fiction.

Previously, Hawkins had been a personal finance journalist at the Times. She had published a book aimed at women in need of financial help and information. She was then approached by an agent who had an idea for a crash-themed novel. Hawkins was intrigued. Hawkins' career trajectory was shaped by this book. Her literary agent encouraged her to write the book. Hawkins is an accomplished writer, and her debut novel has garnered acclaim from critics and readers alike.

The author has overcome early disappointments by revealing that the book wasn't her first. The expectation of a sequel would have been too overwhelming. It's also worth noting that domestic crime novels are popular, but they don't really serve men very well. Hawkins' debut novel, Girl on the Train, is the first in a series, and she is a master at balancing both worlds.

Ellis Peters

Ellis Peters is a writer of women's crime fiction. Her debut novel, Fallen into the Pit, is set in the coalfields of Shropshire, near the border with Wales. Peters grew up in a rural village and had an older brother also named Ellis. She adopted the name as a pen name once she became well established as a mystery writer. Peters was born into a middle class family, though her father was a clerk, while her brother became an engineer. She was encouraged by her mother to study art and was educated in a village school. After passing exams and gaining a free place at Coalbrookdale High School for Girls, she began writing mysteries.

The Gothic characters on the cover of one book from her series, The Cadfael Chronicles, play on the romantic appeal of medievalism. Her book covers, which feature Gothic characters and a gold band with her name, spell out the title of the series in mediaeval. Peters was born Edith Pargeter and published her novels between 1977 and 1994. She was very successful in this genre and was a favorite of many fans.

Peters' books are highly regarded by readers worldwide. The Cadfael Chronicles, her historical mystery series, and her own novel, Death and the Joyful Woman, won the 1963 Edgar Award. Peters was the first author to receive an honorary doctorate from Birmingham University. Her novels are also the inspiration for the CWA Historical Dagger Award, which recognizes the best historical mystery novel in the category. Ellis Peters also wrote many crime novels. While the most famous of her works are those published under her real name, she also wrote under three pseudonyms, Jolyon Carr, and John Redfern.

Paula Hawkins's The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train is a psychological thriller novel by British author Paula Hawkins. The plot revolves around the lives of three women who are suffering from relationship problems and alcoholism. Hawkins is a master of psychological thrillers, and The Girl on the Train is no different. She makes readers feel as if they're right there with them, and you'll be left wanting more from her writing.

The Girl on the Train is a chilling debut thriller by a journalist who lives alone in London and dreams of a more fulfilling life. Hawkins's debut is remarkably assured, with a sly balancing act between truth and fiction. The suspenseful plotline will keep readers guessing until the very end. Hawkins's work is a revelation.

Paula Hawkins's debut novel was published under the pseudonym Amy Silver. After a fourth Silver romcom bombed in 2013, Hawkins decided to give it a new go. The result was a book that spent 13 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. In the UK, the book occupied the top spot of the hardback chart for 30 weeks, the longest period for a single title. In the UK, the book's release coincides with the soundtrack of a Hollywood movie starring Kanye West.

Hawkins's debut novel is packed with engaging characters. Three main characters, Rachel and Megan, are both layered and lovable. Rachel is unlucky, while Megan has a troubled past. Megan has yet to reconcile two tragic events in her past. Anna, meanwhile, is looking for a quiet life with her boyfriend Tom. However, Rachel calls Tom during drunken spells.

Elizabeth Behn

During her life, Behn was not given much recognition, and her work was dismissed as insufficient because of her gender. However, she was a pioneer in the genre, and her novel Oroonoko was a bestseller. Andrade says that Behn's participation in imperial culture fuelled her own harm as a writer. Her critiques of the violence against Black people in her novels are based on the prejudice that women were not capable of writing about race and ethnicity.

Though her early life is unrecorded, Behn was an outspoken feminist who exposed the sexuality of men. As one of the first women to openly discuss sexuality in print, Behn's early fervor was matched only by her political views. While she became a spy for the British government, Behn remained a loyal supporter of the king, despite her early feminist fervor. Her play The Rover II was also controversial at the time because it depicted the sexuality of men.

Behn's short stories were important for her reputation. She had nineteen plays staged by 1671, and contributed to numerous others. Some of her most famous stories made use of Behn's experiences in Flanders and Surinam. Her autobiographical narrator also responded to public opinion, and her first novel, The Fair Jilt, portrayed the career of a ruthless woman in the 17th century, reminiscent of Silvia in Love-Letters.



Rachel Gray

In July 2021 I graduated with a 2:1 BA (Hons) degree in Marketing Management from Edinburgh Napier University. My aim is to work in book publishing, specifically in publicity, or to specialise in branding or social media marketing. I have 6 years of retail experience as for over 5 years I was a Customer Advisor at Boots UK and I now work as a Bookseller in Waterstones. In my spare time, I love to read and I run an Instagram account dedicated to creating and posting book related content such as pictures, stories, videos and reviews. I am also in the early stages of planning to write my own book as I also enjoy creative writing.

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