Picks and Pans Review: Best Female Detective Fiction

updated 05/26/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 05/26/2003 AT 01:00 AM EDT

Don't miss these lady gumshoes:

ONE FOR THE MONEY by Janet Evanovich: Smart, funny Stephanie Plum's first case.

POSTMORTEM by Patricia Cornwell: The gritty debut of tenacious medical examiner Dr. Kay Scarpetta.

AN UNSUITABLE JOB FOR A WOMAN by P.D. James: English P.I. Cordelia Gray follows an intricate murder maze.

'G' IS FOR GUMSHOE by Sue Grafton: Kinsey Millhone's best alphabet mystery.

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