A stunning collection of stories which offers the best of female crime writing.
this anthology may have been well written but it is not full of 'female sleuths', many of the stories where women plotting how to kill a lover, (usually another women) when they are finnished having great sex.
the only story i actually liked was liz evan's "pussy galore", i read all four grace smith novels in the following week.
if you are looking for copious amounts of unneeded sex this is the book for you. maybe the writers need to reasses their ideas about tart noir, less tart more noir would be a start.
if you are looking for a good crime fiction read stick to the actual books written by the above writers.
if you are looking for a tough female slueth who has a real story and great sex try jean m. redmann, hard to get hold of copies of these books but well worth the effort.
Mentioning Philip Marlowe and the word 'sleuths' kinda led me to believe that this was a female... Read more