Detective Fiction & Other Mysteries I

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Detective Fiction & Other Mysteries I

MnGeFiction's Top Picks of stories by women authors in the crime fiction genre; a genre which has many sub-genres, such as detective fiction (known also as the whodunit), courtroom drama, hard-boiled fiction, legal thriller and forensic or police procedural, just to name a few.


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The Dead And The Countesss (1905) by Gertrude Atherton
(A short story collected in The Bell In The Fog, And Other Stories (1905).)



Ghosts That Have Haunted Me (1898) by John Kendrick Bangs
(A short story collected in Ghosts I Have Met, And Some Others (1898).)



A Jury Of Her Peers (1917) by Susan Glaspell
(A short story originally written as a one-act play entitled Trifles (1916), which carries the same characters and plotline.)



The Man Who Knew How (1932) by Dorothy L. Sayers
(A short story collected in Hangman's Holiday (1933).)



I Can Find My Way Out (1946) by Ngaio Marsh
(A short story collected in Death On The Air And Other Stories (1955). This is Ngaio Marsh's one and only collection of short fiction.)



The Summer People (1950) by Shirley Jackson
(A short story collected in Come Along With Me (1968). The collection was published by Shirley Jackson's husband, Stanley Edgar Hyman, three years after her death in 1965.)



St. Patrick's Day In the Morning by Charlotte Armstrong
(A short story collected in Night Call And Other Stories of Suspense (2014). First publication date of story unknown.)



The Purple Is Everything by Dorothy Salisbury Davis
(A short story collected in Tales For A Stormy Night (1984). First publication date of story unknown.)



Money To Burn by Margery Allingham
(A short story collected in The Allingham Case-Book (1969). First publication date of story unknown.)

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