I think the person you might want to look up is Patricia Highsmith. Also PD James. Perhaps that one who does the cat books or the alphabet books (are they the same?) Okay, I know asking that I give myself away as not a fan of such, but why seek out only women. Have you read John LeCarre? Graham Greene? Eric Ambler?Gary King said:I researched Patricia Cornwell on Amazon.com and all her books have sub-par ratings But Lisa Scottoline is a good author; I'm going with her books Thanks!
Hyperstorm said:My vote goes to P. J. Tracy[ a mother-daughter writing team] who have churned out amazing characters & storylines
their books are "Monkeewrench" & "Livebait"