A New Generation of ‘Hard-boiled’ Women Crime Writers

Crime fiction has tended to feature women predominantly in roles of either ‘cozy’ amateur investigators or else as the victims of violent crime. However, now we are seeing a rise of narratives featuring female hard-boiled professionals, and many of them are being written by ex-justice professionals themselves.

Speaking with us today about this progression we have Dr Lili Parquet, lecturer in Writing at the University of New England, and author of ‘Crime Fiction from a Professional Eye – Women Writers with Law Enforcement and Justice Experience’.

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