Women of Mystery
Investigating the latest "persons of interest" in Texas' literary crime scene
Wrap the yellow tape around Texas. It's just one big crime scene, judging from all the murder and mayhem to be found in the Mystery sections of your local libraries and bookstores. More than 100 series – that's series, not just single books – have been created around gumshoes and sleuths figuring out whodunit in what's supposed to be the Friendship State, and more are being added all the time. You might figure that in such a cutthroat bidness, good ol' boys would dominate, just as they do at the Lege, but when it comes to penning Lone Star crime fiction, the gals outgun the guys roughly 10 to 7. Indeed, the last year has been a good one for Texas' women of mystery, and submitted as evidence are a trio of recent releases and one due this spring that promise plenty of bang for your buck.