Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Women in Mystery Month
Every month should be devoted to celebrating kick-ass women crime writers—but because it’s Women’s History Month, we have extra reason to praise these genre-pioneering women.
From Dorothy B. Hughes, the queen of hard-boiled domestic suspense and Edgar Grand Master, to Dorothy L. Sayers, who argued for women’s rights and created the beloved Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries, these women writers have not only worked to achieve greater gender equality in the mystery genre, but in the world.
To honor these women and their work, Open Road Media has created this video, featuring several authors speaking about breaking into the male-dominated mystery genre and defying the status quo. Hear from Ruth Rendell, Susan Isaacs, Laura Lippman, and Susan Dunlap, a cofounder of Sisters in Crime.