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A is for Alibi

You could say that the contemporary female detective started with Sue Grafton’s “A” is for Alibi in 1982, featuring the very “hard boiled” Kinsey Millhone.   She personifies the feminist anger of the 70’s and 80’s and the author stated she got the idea for the story...

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The Gong’an Show

Aside from the quest myths, what were the first “Mysteries?” Historically, you could say that the Chinese Gong’an or “crime case” fiction stories, published in the 16th and 17th Centuries, were probably the first real detective novels....

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