Shame on David Montgomery! He's a great book reviewer, but he's finally come up with his list of ten best detective novels ever, after much discussion and debate on his blog, and there are no women authors in the list!
Take a look if you don't believe me.
I made various suggestions to David Montgomery in his comments, along the lines of Christie, Sayers, Allingham, James (PD), Slaughter, Higgins Clark (M) and others...surely it couldn't be that hard?
How about trying to put together a list of the 10 best detective novels written by women? Suggestions in the comments -- please. I'd like to give David a run for his money.