Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"Why crime novelists don't get women"

Bookninja pointed me towards this great article about female stereotypes in crime novels (the author points out four tropes: the cop's wife who just doesn't get it, the babe assassin, the ice queen bureaucrat, and the token lesbian cop. As I was trying to say in my post about this last month, "when a writer wants to write a thriller from a woman's point of view, he needs to do more than slot one of the caricatures above into the starring role."

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