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Writer's Block: Investigations of a Female Nature 
20th-Jul-2009 08:26 pm
Who is your favorite lady detective from movies, books, or TV?

Let's see...

Charlaine Harris's Sookie Stackhouse is always fun.

Kim Harrison's Rachel Morgan is always amusing.

Cleo Coyle's Claire cosi is light and fun reading, plus some really good recipes.

Alice Kimberly (another pen name of Cleo Coyle's) Penelope McClure and her ghostly Pruivate dick assistant is fun.

Leslie Meier's Lucy stone mysteries are amusing as well, even if she does jump the shark on occasion.

And lastly, LKH's anita Blake when she's not delving into preternatural porn.
21st-Jul-2009 02:29 am (UTC)
Sookie Stackhouse is fun. So is Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series. I probably enjoy that one even more, since it's set in New Jersey in an area I fully understand...because of the fact my mother was born and raised in that part of New Jersey.
21st-Jul-2009 04:09 am (UTC)
Haven't read Evanovich...when I get bck to Columbus, I'll have to reserve some.

Have you seen True Blood, the series based on Harris's sookie novels?
21st-Jul-2009 06:01 am (UTC)
You know, I tried to read Dead Until Dark, and it was all I could manage just to finish it. I found Charlaine Harris' writing to be frustrating because her plot development had such awkward pacing.

I think True Blood is one of those unique cases where the TV show or movie is actually better than the books upon which it's based.
21st-Jul-2009 07:47 am (UTC)
Eh, her books get better as the series goes on. (The curse of starting a series in the middle. Got sucked in then had to play catch up.) Admittedly, like most series, there are a few misses, but some of them are pretty damn good reads.
22nd-Jul-2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Man, I need to get your reading list. We like a lot of the same things. Have you read the new LKH? THere's only a couple sex scenes in it this time instead of the whole flagging book ;).
22nd-Jul-2009 10:34 pm (UTC)
Just finished it about 10 minutes ago, actually.

She did a few things right this time. only a few sex scenes, and only a few pages long. which made it much easier to skip them. While I kinow she only had on big on in Blood Noir and she stuck it at the start of the book, it felt like it took up 1/4 of the whole book.
25th-Jul-2009 11:34 pm (UTC)
I agree on that one. It just seemed like too much too soon.
22nd-Jul-2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
One I left off this list (I forgot her name, so I had to go track it down) is Linda A. Fairstein... She worked as a consultant for the Law and Order franchise. Don't remember the main characters name (been a while since I read the series), but I do remember them being quite enjoyable.
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