By a Woman's Hand: A Guide to Mystery Fiction by Women

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Mystery readers turn to this reference for its clear, concise profiles of women writers and their best-known books, mystery heroines and leading characters, pen names, writing styles and more. This revised and updated edition features profiles of Lilian Jackson Braun, Mary Higgins Clark, P.D. James, and other gifted writers--plus 70 new entries including Carol Higgins Clark, Susan Isaacs and Carol O'Connell.

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About the author (1994)

A librarian and also an avid mystery reader. She collects mysteries by comtemporary women authors.

Dean James is the Agatha Award-winning author of several works of mystery nonfiction as well as two mystery series.
Elizabeth Foxwell has edited and co-edited numerous mystery anthologies, including "The Serial Novel" and "The Sunken Sailor," and has contributed her own short stories to anthologies as well.

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