Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction, Vol.1 (1860-1979) (Revised)

3.5 avg rating
( 8 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781590582251: Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction, Vol.1 (1860-1979) (Revised)

Many bibliographers focus on women who write. Lawyer Barnett looks at women who detect, at women as sleuths and at the evolving roles of women in professions and in society. Excellent for all women's studies programs as well as for the mystery hound.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Author:

I began working on the "Mystery Women" series in 1975, combining my personal addiction to mystery novels to my interest in how females are portrayed in the media. Volume 1 covered the period from 1860-1979 during which females rose beyond traditional roles as victims or villianesses to that of protagonists. The research unearthed female characters new to me: the first divorced sleuth, the first medical sleuth, the first legal sleuth. The biographies of the individuals were set against the legal and social structure of the period in which the books were written. The series continued with Volume 2 (1980-1989)nominated for an Agatha; and Volume 3 (1990-1999) nominated for both an Edgar and an Agatha.

About the Author:

Colleen Barnett has been a fan of mystery fiction since her early teens. Nancy Drew, Judy Bolton, and the Dana Sisters led her to Tuppence Beresford, Helene Brand Justus, Arabella Blake, and others. Colleen was educated at St. Joseph's Academy in Green Bay; then earned BA, MA and law degrees at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Her career was put on hold while she and her husband, Attorney John Barnett raised seven children, but she continued to read mysteries for recreation. When the costs of college for the children mounted, Colleen worked as a volunteer coordinator and then a social work supervisor for Grant County Social Services in Wisconsin. Having dropped out of law school to marry, she returned later to earn her law degree. Her practice was primarily in family law including divorce, child advocacy, and mediation. She also taught American Government at the University of Wisconsin-Richland in Richland Center, WI. Both Colleen and John are currently retired, living in Boscobel, Wisconsin and enjoying visits with their children and grandchildren. She is a member of Sisters in Crime.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Barnett, Colleen
Published by Poisoned Pen Press 12/1/2006 (2006)
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press 12/1/2006, 2006. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Mystery Women: An Encyclopedia of Leading Women Characters in Mystery Fiction, Volume 1: 1860-1979. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9781590582251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.27
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Barnett, Colleen
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2017)
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New Paperback Quantity Available: 17
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 159058225X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Colleen Barnett
Published by Poisoned Pen Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Praise for Mystery Women: Volume I Barnett.has collected mystery fiction with female protagonists for more than 20 years. Here she.offers a unique and highly subjective approach to the genre. -Library Journal .A mammoth undertaking which catalogs well over a thousand mystery series featuring women protagonists by both men and women writers.a valuable reference work that any serious reader of the genre should own. -The Denver Post The amount of reading Ms. Barnett has done for these books boggles my mind.Colleen Barnett has written the definitive work. -Deadly Pleasures Edgar- and Agatha-nominated author Colleen Barnett here updates her essential reference for readers and writers of mystery, examining women who detect, women as sleuths, and the evolving roles of women in professions and in society. Colleen Barnett, a retired Wisconsin attorney, moved to Minnesota after the death of her husband John to be closer to other family members. Over the years when she and John were raising their seven children, Colleen worked as a volunteer coordinator, as a social work supervisor, and finally, returned to law school to earn her degree. Mysteries have always been her refuge and joy. She belongs to Sisters in Crime and to a local mystery book club. Bookseller Inventory # IPS9781590582251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.92
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Colleen Barnett
Published by Poisoned Pen Press, United States (2010)
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Revised ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. Praise for Mystery Women: Volume I Barnett.has collected mystery fiction with female protagonists for more than 20 years. Here she.offers a unique and highly subjective approach to the genre. -Library Journal .A mammoth undertaking which catalogs well over a thousand mystery series featuring women protagonists by both men and women writers.a valuable reference work that any serious reader of the genre should own. -The Denver Post The amount of reading Ms. Barnett has done for these books boggles my mind.Colleen Barnett has written the definitive work. -Deadly Pleasures Edgar- and Agatha-nominated author Colleen Barnett here updates her essential reference for readers and writers of mystery, examining women who detect, women as sleuths, and the evolving roles of women in professions and in society. Colleen Barnett, a retired Wisconsin attorney, moved to Minnesota after the death of her husband John to be closer to other family members. Over the years when she and John were raising their seven children, Colleen worked as a volunteer coordinator, as a social work supervisor, and finally, returned to law school to earn her degree. Mysteries have always been her refuge and joy. She belongs to Sisters in Crime and to a local mystery book club. Bookseller Inventory # IPS9781590582251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.40
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Barnett, Colleen
Published by Poisoned Pen Press
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 159058225X BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY, DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER! NOT MARKED UP REMAINDERS OR DINGED AND DIRTY OVERSTOCKS!. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9781590582251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Barnett, Colleen
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9781590582251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 15.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Colleen Barnett
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2010)
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New Softcover Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press, 2010. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # GM9781590582251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 17.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.51
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Barnett, Colleen
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2016)
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781590582251_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.41
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 5.17
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Colleen Barnett
Published by Poisoned Pen Press (2006)
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M159058225X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.65
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Barnett, Colleen
Published by Poisoned Pen Press
ISBN 10: 159058225X ISBN 13: 9781590582251
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Russell Books
(Victoria, BC, Canada)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Poisoned Pen Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 159058225X Special order direct from the distributor. Bookseller Inventory # ING9781590582251

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 16.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.00
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book