#SinC25 Round-Up

Here are the names of women writers highlighted by bloggers in the Sisters in Crime 25th Anniversary Book Bloggers’ Challenge. (By the way, it’s not too late to join, The deadline is “whenever.”) Linked names go to blog posts; the names in bulleted lists are writers who are in some way similar. Thanks to all those who have participated – we’ve come up with a long and varied list!

Harriet Stratemeyer Adams (Carolyn Keene)

Catherine Aird

Margery Allingham

  • Dorothy Sayers
  • Ngaio Marsh
  • Carol O’Connell

Karin Alvtegen

Kate Atkinson

  • Frances Fyfield
  • Jennifer McMahon
  • Cornelia Read

Noreen Ayers

Belinda Bauer

Emilia Pardo Bazán

M. C. Beaton (pseudonym of Marion Chesney) (more than once) (and yet again)

Dorothy Bowers

Zenith Jones Brown (aka David Frome and Leslie Ford)

Edna Buchanan

Karen Campbell

  • Denise Mina
  • Helene Tursten
  • Aline Templeton

Mercedes Castro

Sarah Caudwell

Agatha Christie

Anne Cleeves (more than once)

Liza Cody

Patricia Cornwell

Barbara D’Amato

Marele Day

Unity Dow

Sarah Dunant

Janet Evanovich

Cristina Fallarás

Karin Fossum (more than once) (and yet again)

  • Ruth Rendell
  • Karin Alvtegen
  • Dorothy B. Hughs

Ariana Franklin

Tana French

  • Denise Mina
  • Margaret Maron
  • Jennifer McMahon

Inger Frimansson

  • Karin Alvtegen
  • Camilla Ceder
  • Diane Janes

Tess Gerritsen

Dorothy Gilman (more than once)

Alicia Giménez Bartlett

Sue Grafton

Elly Griffiths

Denise Hamilton

  • Mari Jungstedt
  • Elaine Viets
  • Liza Marklund

Petra Hammesfahr

Erin Hart

Joan Hess

Georgette Heyer

Joanna Hines

  • Barbara Vine
  • Diane Janes
  • Morag Joss

Loes den Hollander

Anne Holt

  • Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Minette Walters
  • Liza Cody

Katherine Howell (more than once)

Dorte Hummelshoj Jakobsen

Miranda James

Lene Kaaberol and Agnete Friis

  • Sara Paretsky
  • Liza Marklund
  • Abigail Padgett

Margot Kinberg

  • Carol Schmurak
  • Elly Griffiths
  • Sisal Jo-Gazan

Natsuo Kirino

Harley Jane Kozak

Asa Larsson (more than once) (and yet again)

  • Karin Alvtegen
  • Karin Fossum
  • Laura Lippman
  • Stef Penney
  • Camilla Ceder
  • Kersten Ekman

Constance and Gwenyth Little

C. J. Lyons

Sharyn McCrumb

M. J. McGrath

  • Dana Stabenow
  • Asa Larsson
  • R. J. Harlick

Charlotte MacLeod

Lucy Beatrice Malleson (aka Anthony Gilbert and other pseudonyms)

Miyuke Miyabe

Finola Moorhead

Marcia Muller

Reggie Nadelson

  • Denise Mina
  • Alex Carr / Jennie Siler
  • Asa Larsson

Saskia Noort

Carol O’Connell

Lourdes Ortiz

Maria-Antònia Oliver

Sara Paretsky

Marion Pauw

Louise Penny

Ellis Peters (Edith Pargeter) (more than once)

Claudia Pineiro

  • Teresa Solano
  • Donna Moore
  • Leigh Redhead

Evelyn Piper (pseudonym of Mary Modell)

Dorothy Porter

Suzanne Proulx

Kathy Reichs

Rosa Ribas

Imogen Robertson

Leah Ruth Robinson

Mercé Rodoreda

Kate Ross

Rebecca Rothenberg

Catherine Sampson

Marta Sanz

Sandra Scoppettone

Diane Setterfield

Dell Shannon (pseudonym of Elizabeth Linington)

Barbara Burnett Smith

Teresa Solana

Kelli Stanley

Vanda Symon

Josephine Tey

Victoria Thompson

Helene Tursten

  • Mary Logue
  • Yrsa Sigurdardottir
  • Leena Lehtolainen

Simone van der Vlugt

  • Jessica Mann
  • Esther Verhoef
  • Yaba Badoe

Lola Van Guardia

Fred Vargas

Esther Verhoef

Suzanne Vermeer

Laura Wilson

  • Aly Monroe
  • Jacqueline Winspear
  • Andrea Maria Schenkel

7 Responses to #SinC25 Round-Up

  1. Maxine says:

    What a great list! I’m bookmarking this post. Shockingly tardily, I am nearly at the end of this challenge – one more to go, I think!

  2. Barbara says:

    Maxine, you are the most prolific of posters – in general, but particularly for this challenge. this list would be half its length without your contributions. I’m in awe of your knowledge of the genre.

    Shout-out to Bernadette, Jose Ignacio, and all the others who participated for compiling such an international list..

  3. Actually, I did 3 SinC25 posts in addition to the one mentioned here:

    • Barbara says:

      Of course! I should have remembered that. I will add them into this post. I lazily thought Google would uncover all the posts for me (in place of a memory that works) but it wasn’t as obliging as I’d hoped. Thanks for alerting me, and sorry for the leaky memory.

  4. kathy d. says:

    Ditto on the great list, which I’m bookmarking and will return to many times as I look for more women authors to enjoy.

  5. Elizabeth Rose says:

    Isn’t “Miranda James” a pseudonym for Dean James?

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