The Alphabet in Crime Fiction - The concept was started by Kerrie at Mysteries in Paradise. This week's letter is the letter F.
Here are the rules: By Friday of each week participants try to write a blog post about crime fiction related to the letter of the week. Your post MUST be related to either the first letter of a book's title, the first letter of an author's first name, or the first letter of the author's surname, or even maybe a crime fiction "topic". But above all, it has to be crime fiction. You could write a review, or a bio of an author, so long as it fits the rules somehow.
(a) Barbara Havers - She is a detective in The Inspector Lynley series by author Elizabeth George. The character of Detective Sergeant Havers serves as a sidekick and foil to the lead character, Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley of Scotland Yard. Their relationship is a complicated, multi-layered one that not only encompasses the tensions brought about by their investigations of difficult or high-profile murder cases but also from subtle interpersonal elements as well. DS Havers often clashes with DI Lynley not only because he is her superior officer, but because of her quick temper, which has caused her demotion to detective constable (or DC) and earned her the reputation of being difficult.
(b) Miss Marples - Jane Marple is a fictional character appearing in twelve of Agatha Christie's crime novels and in twenty short stories. Miss Marple is an elderly spinster who lives in the village of St. Mary Mead and acts as an amateur detective. Alongside Hercule Poirot, she is one of the most famous of Christie's characters and has been portrayed numerous times on screen.
(c) Carol Jordon - A hardworking officer and head of the Major Incident Team (MIT) of Bradfield Metropolitan Police's CID, who formed a close relationship with Tony Hill, successfully working with him to secure the arrest of several killers. Although the two soon grow closer they never achieve the romantic relationship that Carol desires with Tony.
(d) Vera - She is Detective Chief Inspector Vera Stanhope of Northumbria & City Police who is obsessive about her work and driven by her own demons. If she’s lonely she doesn’t show it and faces the world with caustic wit, guile and courage. Her trusted and long suffering colleague is Sergeant Joe Ashworth, her right hand man and surrogate son. Together they approach every new case with unparalleled gusto and professionalism.
Who is your favourite female detective?
Also, authors I want to check out that start with the Letter F:
Fraser, Ella J."Just wanted to post a little note to all who have read my stories:
When a writer sits down to write, the one thing she craves most is to do justice to the story that's in her head. And when she puts it out there for the world to see, it is with the hope that her interpretation will entertain and engage--generating a smile, a spark of surprise, a sigh of contentment. This is an exciting time with imaginations--both authors' and readers'--flourishing in every direction as the number of books available grows by the hour. To make that connection between a single story and a reader is precious indeed. Thank you for the opportunity."--Ella
A Tricky Lie -The first of a four part cosy mystery series. Scottish distillery heiress Fiona Sutherland has a plan. After two years in London reporting on business for The Times, she feels she's ready to assume her role at Sutherland Distillery in the bucolic village that served as a sanctuary in her childhood. But when her grandmother's friend falsely confesses to the murder of the local greenkeeper two days before the British Open, Fiona's real expertise proves to be jousting with enigmatic Detective Chief Inspector Nick Dawson and stirring up secrets buried within a tricky lie.
Sources: Wikipedia and Amazon.com
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