Meet Catherine Louisa Pirkis, creator of the 19th century's most progressive lady detective character

Her protagonist, Loveday Brooke, was an anomaly amid the Victorian lady detective literary craze, for many reasons—including simply for having been created by a woman.

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Why I'm Proud to Have My Books Called "Crime Fiction"

The first time I ever saw one of my books on a "best of crime fiction" list, I felt sure that someone had missed an important...