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11 great mysteries by female authors

Agatha Christie, one of the most celebrated detective novelists of all time, would have celebrated her 123 birthday on 15 September. Christie, whose works continue to be published and loved even more than 30 years after her death, is part of a distinguished sisterhood of female crime and detective novelists who prove that it's not just the boys who can write some hard-boiled fiction. Here are a just a few of our favourites.

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust

Tags: crime, women