Sam Jones

Created by Lauren Henderson Punky, irreverent SAM JONES, young sculptor and occasional aerobics instructor, not to mention accidental private investigator, bouncing around the London art scene. She's feisty, tough, sarcastic, and a thoroughly modern millie dipped in hipster chic. As one would-be, teacup-rattling social critic on DorothyL pointed out "I don't think Lauren's character is … Continue reading Sam Jones

Lori Andersen

Created by Steph Broadribb Pseudonyms include Stephanie Marland Originally published by Orenda Books, Steph Broadribb's action-packed LORI ANDERSON series features a former stripper turned single mom working hard to keep it together as a bounty hunter in Florida. Lori's as tough as they come, but raising  nine-year old Dakota, who suffers from leukemia, ain't easy. … Continue reading Lori Andersen

Paula Mitchell

Created by Jan Christensen Perfect Victim (2013), the first in a proposed series, introduced PAULA MITCHELL, a "feisty private investigator" based in the small town of Springton, Rhode Island, whose speciality seems to be helping "women in trouble." The book was praised by the SMFS peanut gallery for Paula being "sassy" and being "tough, but … Continue reading Paula Mitchell

Anna Lee

Created by Liza Cody Back in the early eighties, while everyone was huffing and puffing Stateside about Sharon, Kinsey and V.I., across the pond British author Liza Cody was writing an amazing story arc about a young female P.I.'s journey from innocence to a hard-fought world-weariness. One of the very best of the female investigators, … Continue reading Anna Lee

Sabrina & Hilton Shire

Created by E.D. Bird A self-published novel by Elaine D. Bird, a Scottish writer living in Zimbabwe, Goldenviron: The First Encounter (2011) follows private investigator SABRINA SHIRE, who's hired a woman to find out who murdered her husband Ben Curl, apparently the only shareholder in a giant mining company, Goldenviron, in an apparently-unnamed African nation. The story kicks in with Sabrina … Continue reading Sabrina & Hilton Shire

Jenny Gordon & C.J. Gunn

Created by Jan Grape Originally from Houston, private eye JENNY GORDON and her partner and pal C.J. GUNN (also known as "Cinnamon") are more than just a "coupla good ol' girls." They're also one of the few female duos in the genre in the nineties, appearing in a string of always-entertaining short stories sprinkled throughout … Continue reading Jenny Gordon & C.J. Gunn

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, … Continue reading Dixie Flannigan