The Female Detective by Andrew Forrester audiobook

The Female Detective

By Andrew Forrester
Read by Gabrielle de Cuir , with Stefan Rudnicki

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“Literary ancestor to Miss Marple, Lisbeth Salander, and Nancy Drew.”—The Guardian (London) First published in 1864, decades before there were official female detectives or female police officers in Britain, The Female Detective features the original lady detective: the determined and resourceful Miss Gladden, known as “G.” She examines crime scenes incognito, tracks down killers, and solves mysteries employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, and charm to achieve her ends while attempting to conceal her own identity from others. Miss Gladden’s deductive methods and energetic approach anticipate those of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and she can be seen as beginning a powerful tradition of female detectives in these seven short stories. The Female Detective is sure to enchant a new generation of crime fiction fans.

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Summary

Summary

“Literary ancestor to Miss Marple, Lisbeth Salander, and Nancy Drew.”—The Guardian (London)

First published in 1864, decades before there were official female detectives or female police officers in Britain, The Female Detective features the original lady detective: the determined and resourceful Miss Gladden, known as “G.” She examines crime scenes incognito, tracks down killers, and solves mysteries employing all manner of skill, subterfuge, and charm to achieve her ends while attempting to conceal her own identity from others.

Miss Gladden’s deductive methods and energetic approach anticipate those of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, and she can be seen as beginning a powerful tradition of female detectives in these seven short stories. The Female Detective is sure to enchant a new generation of crime fiction fans.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The Female Detective is a very welcome addition to the ever continuing evolution of the detective novel as we know it…[The author’s] book proves that it can hold its own against modern technical forensic thrillers, psychological suspense, and the intense legal and police procedurals that make up the bulk of contemporary crime fiction.” Pretty Sinister Books
“Striking…Intriguing reading for anyone interested in the history of crime fiction.” Weekly Standard
“An important contribution to our understanding of the development of the detective in fiction, The Female Detective also provides an insight into crime fighting during the anxious 1860s.” Times Literary Supplement (London)

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Author

Author Bio: Andrew Forrester

Author Bio: Andrew Forrester

Andrew Forrester is the pseudonym of James Redding Ware (1832–c.1909). During his early career he wrote a number of detective stories, including Secret Service, or, Recollections of a City Detective and Revelations of the Private Detective.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 9.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English