8 Reasons Why Women Rule the Mystery Genre

Stats on award-winning, bestselling and powerful women writers.

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating the impressive list of female authors writing mysteries.

Find out how many copies Agatha Christie has sold (hint: it’s in the billions), or how both Charlotte Macleod and Dorothy L. Sayers rose through the male-dominates ranks of advertising in the 1940’s before writing their popular series. From Edgar-Award winners, to bestsellers and billionaires, we break down the numbers and look at why women dominate the mystery genre.



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