Dixie Flannigan

Created by Chris Rogers

Former prosecutor turned Houston bounty hunter DIXIE FLANNIGAN is no cream puff, as she amply demonstrates in her well-received debut, 1998’s Bitch Factor. She may be only five feet two inches and 120 pounds, but Dixie proved to be rough-and-ready, no matter what, and her combination of brains, cunning and general bitchiness, already legendary in the jails and courtrooms, carried over to her new career.

And just case you think Dixie relies two heavily on the “bitch factor” to get things done, the 1999 sequel allows her to draw on the “rage factor.”

Alas, there were some rather soggy sub-plots introduced in Bitch Factor that eventually derailed this character’s potential. Fortunately, the series didn’t degenerate down to Mildly-Peeved Factor or even worse, the Overly-Melodramatic-and-Bloated-Soap-Opera-Trying-to-Pass-Itself-Off-as-Hard-boiled Factor, but 2000’s Chill Factor proved to be the third and final book in the series.

Like Archie Bell and the Drells said, “Tighten up!”


  • “The best new heroine to come along in years”
    — Library Journal


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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