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Hardboiled Women

(2020)
An omnibus of novels by

 
 
The best books by four highly-acclaimed female crime writers, all in one action packed volume

BLANCHE ON THE LAM by Barbara Neely (2020 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster)
DEATH IS FOREVER by Maxine O'Callaghan (Private Eye Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award Winner)
GRAVEN IMAGES by Jane Waterhouse
THE JUAN DOE MURDERS by Noreen Ayres

BLANCHE ON THE LAM
The smart & sassy first novel in the ground-breaking Blanche White series by Barbara Neely, the 2020 Mystery Writers of America Grandmaster. Winner of the Agatha and Macavity Awards.

Blanche White is a plump, feisty, middle-aged African-American housekeeper with a talent for solving crimes...along the way, she lays bare the quirks of southern society with humor, irony, and a biting commentary that makes her one of the most memorable and original characters ever to appear in mystery fiction.

DEATH IS FOREVER
Before Kinsey Millhone, Sharon McCone and V.I. Warshawski, there was Delilah West, the sensitive, gutsy and resourceful private eye who shattered the boundaries of mystery fiction.
"The feisty West is considered one of the first of the modern women PIs and 
also one of the grittiest." Los Angeles Times 


GRAVEN IMAGES
Bestselling true crime writer Garner Quinn is drawn into a murder investigation when enigmatic artist Dane Blackmoor, a man with whom she shares a complicated past, is accused of dismembering women and hiding their body parts in his unsettlingly lifelike sculptures.
“An ambitious, compelling thriller.” San Francisco Chronicle

THE JUAN DOE MURDERS
Someone is killing illegal, Hispanic immigrants and leaving their bodies strewn like trash across Orange County, the playground of Southern California’s rich and privileged. But the murders go largely unnoticed, the anonymous, “Juan Doe” victims as invisible in death as they were in their hidden lives, toiling in low-wage jobs serving the wealthy…. until forensics specialist Samantha “Smokey” Brandon sees the gruesome pattern.
“Tough, hip, visceral and lusty.” Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Mystery

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Title: Hardboiled Women
Author(s): Barbara Neely, Maxine O'Callaghan, Jane Waterhouse, Noreen Ayres
Publisher: Brash Books
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