Female detectives Move over, Morse Get sleuthing with this collection of books featuring female detectives. 1. The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency Alexander McCall Smith 2. The Eyre Affair Jasper Fforde 3. Postmortem Patricia Cornwell 4. An Unsuitable Job for a Woman P D James 5. The Mystery of Mercy Close Mariam Keyes 6. Freeze My Margarita Lauren Henderson 7. Nemesis Agatha Christie 8. Where the Bodies are Buried Christopher Brookmyre Tags: crime, mystery View the discussion thread.