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The Female Detective

Britain’s first-ever lady detective “Miss Gladden” appeared in The Female Detective published in 1864, where she exposed killers while concealing her own identity. Since then the female sleuth, from Agatha Christie’s Miss Maple to Alexander McCall Smith’s Mma Ramotswe, has captivated readers of crime fiction, but what is it about the female detective which makes her an icon of the genre? Join a panel of esteemed crime writers for a lively discussion.

With N J Cooper (Chair), Ann Cleeves, Lindsey Davis, Margaret Kinsman and Piv Bernth.

MP3 file, 1 hr 23 mins 2 secs, 33.26 MB