Women are writing the best crime novels?
Terrence Rafferty in the
June/July issue of The Atlantic
discusses this very topic.
In the meantime earlyword.com put together a great list of these ladies with their country of origin.
America: Megan Abbott, Alison Gaylin and Laura Lippman
England: Alex Marwood, Paula Hawkins, Sophie Hannah
Scotland: Val McDermid, Denise Mina
Ireland: Tana French
Norway: Karin Fossum
Japan: Natsuo Karino
Two additional authors I love from England:
Mo Hayder and Louise Doughty.