The Revitalization of Femme Fatale

FemmeFataleLongtime readers may recall a web series I used to write called Femme Fatale. The point of the series was to highlight books written by female mystery/thriller writers. As I reminisced, I contemplated rejuvenating this series.

Then I read this article about the disparagingly few number of female mystery and thriller writers who get reviewed, despite making half of the population of mystery writers. Further spurred by this article, I decided the light the fire under this project and get it moving a little faster.

Consider this post a “stay tuned” as well as an APB for female mystery and thriller writers out there.¬† I want to feature you! I’m not looking for the standard guest posts or interviews, I want something unique and innovative to complement the review. It can be a video, a unique post idea, something that stands out from all other posts. Interested? Either comment below or send me an email (jennsbookshelfATgmail).

I know I’m just one blog and this is no means an attempt to make up for the lost attention female mystery writers receive, but instead an attempt to show you how much I, and my readers, appreciate what you do.

So, stay tuned for more information. I have my thinking cap on. I hope you do too!

6 thoughts on “The Revitalization of Femme Fatale

  1. I’m very excited for this feature. You’ve helped me reignite my interest in Thrillers and Mysteries. Authors like Lisa Unger, Jennifer McMahon, Heather Gudenkauf, Laura Lippman and more have made me a happy reader!! Looking forward to to your kickoff!



  2. Love any and all support for female authors! Just found out about a cool new series from Akashic with short story mysteries collections, each set in different cities: “Boston Noir”, “Philadelphia Noir” (Audible is producing the collection & I’m doing two stories). I was impressed that at least some of the writers were women, though not nearly enough…


  3. This is such a great idea! I for one would love to find more female authors just like this. I cannot wait to see what you end up doing :)


  4. This is a great idea and something Sisters in Crime was formed by Sara Paretsky in 1986 to combat (lack of reviews for women mystery writers). I am always searching out new authors like Becky Masterman (Rage Against the Dying) , Kathryn O’Sullivan (Foal Play), and Kimberly McCreight (Reconstructing Amelia). Looking forward to your guidance!


    1. Thanks, Ann! Thank you for pointing me toward Sisters in Crime! I, too, am always on the lookout for new female mystery writers. I loved both Rage Against the Dying and Reconstructing Amelia! I’ll have to check out Foal Play!


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