Several folks have responded to the contest with lists of favorite authors. That's great. BUT. The rest of the rules say
a COMMENT about A favorite female mystery author.That means you don't have to pick your very favorite. Just say why you like one favorite author.
This is a blog where I want folks to learn about new authors and their work. I'm offering readers a chance to help me spread the word about women mystery writers.
Good luck—and happy reading!