V.I. Warshawski Readalikes

V.I. Warshawski is the tough-minded, strong, smart private investigator at the heart of Sara Paretsky’s mysteries.  She’s one of a kind but these other ladies are pretty interesting, and their stories are worth reading in their own right.  Warshawski was among the first, but she’s not the only.  All of these authors' books are located in the Adult Mystery section of the Library.


Susan Wittig Albert’s China Bayles. Also available: Large Type

Linda Barnes’ Carlotta Carlyle.
Also available: Large Type, CD

Elisabeth Bowers’ Meg Lacey

Amanda Cross’ Kate Fansler. Also available: Large Type

Sarah Dunant’s Hannah Wolfe

Grace Edward’s Mali Anderson

Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone. Also available: Large Type, CD , eBook

Linda Grant’s Catherine Sayler

Susan B. Kelly’s Liz Connors

Karen Kijewskis’ Kat Colorado

Laurie R. King’s Kate Martinelli. Also available: Large Type, CD

Lynda LaPlante’s Lorraine Page

Laura Lippman’s Tess Monaghan. Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Margaret Maron’s Sigrid Harald

Margaret Maron’s Deborah Knott. Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook

Marcia Muller’s Sharon McCone.
Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook, eBook

Nancy Pickard’s Marie Lightfoot

Nancy Pickard’s Jenny Cain. Also available: Large Type

Sandra Scoppettone’s Lauren Laurano

Jessica Speart’s Rachel Porter

Kathy Hogan Trocheck’s Callahan Garrity. Also available: Large Type