The House of Anxiety, by Georges Simenon
The Stone Maiden, by Velda Johnston
The Gun, by Fuminori Nakamura
August Heat, by Andrea Camilleri
To Love and Be Wise, by Josephine Tey
The Case of the Late Pig, by Margery Allingham
The Case of the Lamp That Went Out, by Augusta Groner
The Executioners, by John D. MacDonald
To Catch a Thief, by Craig Rice
Mr. Churchill’s Secretary, by Susan Elia MacNeal
Cop Hater, by Ed McBain
The Invisible Circle, by Paul Halter
Red-Headed Sinners, by Jonathan Craig
The Explanation for Everything, by Lauren Grodstein
Calibre, by Ken Bruen
The links are to my GoodReads notes.
I also read a few books for work purposes (a couple of which I noted on GoodReads) and Sarah Ward’s excellent crime novel In Bitter Chill, which I haven’t yet had time to write about — the book’s good enough that I don’t just want to rattle something off quick between slabs of work (this month has been a heavy one for me). So In Bitter Chill will have to go into August’s tally.
Counting In Bitter Chill, that makes 16 books of which 8 were by female writers. Some of the books were pretty short; the three longest were all by female authors, so my guess is that, in terms of pages, the gals thrashed the guys.