When I first hatched a nutty idea to start a novel about a female prosecutor, I wanted her to be a fully realized character. I wanted each book to feel like a short visit from a longtime friend. I wanted her to be as good as women like Stephanie Plum and VI Warshawski. These two women don’t have much in common, but those of us who’ve known them all these years can testify that they’re not the daintiest of eaters. Who’s most likely to run around after the bad guys with spilled food on her clothing? VOTE!
Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum
Sara Paretsky’s VI Warshawski.