11 Must-Read Debuts of Female Leads in Crime Fiction

By Simon McDonald, Editorial Manager |

Stay at home Harry Bosch, Jack Reacher and John Rebus; the girls have got this! Here we present to you the novels that debuted 11 of the great female leads in crime fiction, including Dr. Temperance Brennan, Stephanie Plum, Carol Jordan, Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski, Kay Scarpetta, Phryne Fisher, Alex Morrow, Sara Linton, Jane Rizzoli, Nhu ‘Ned’ Kelly and Kinsey Millhone.