The Crime Readers' Association

Love Reading UK’s 100 Top Female-led Crime Novels

2nd June 2021

What an exciting collection this is! Love Reading UK is celebrating National Crime Reading Month in June, hosted by the Crime Writers’ Association, by offering you some of their favourite female-led crime fiction novels. Ranging from police procedurals to cosy mysteries, from determined private investigations to fiery thrillers, there is a huge range of crime novels here with one thing uniting them all, women sitting centre stage. Some of these books form part of a series, while others are fabulous standalone stories. Books by 16 of your favourite CWA authors feature on the list, including:

Elly Griffiths
Holly Seddon
Fiona Veitch Smith
Holly Watt
Sharon Bolton
Stella Rimmington
Paul Finch
Roz Watkins
Patrick Hoffman
Sam Blake
Douglas Skelton
Johana Gustawsson
William Shaw
T.P. Fielden
Will Dean
Robert Bryndza

Check out which books of theirs made the top 100 here and see if you can pick up a good deal!

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