Marcia Muller was one of the first mystery authors to create a strong female protagonist. From the beginning, with her 1977 novel _Edwin of the Iron Shoes_, her heroines have been intelligent, capable and willing to take risks. Her best-known character is San Francisco private investigator Sharon McCone. Sue Grafton is quoted as saying, "Marcia Muller is the founding 'mother' of the contemporary female hard-boiled private eye." From Newsweek, "The revolution began quietly. In 1977 Marcia Muller invaded the previous all-male domain of the hard-boiled private eye. Not many heard the first shots, but a decade later, the tough woman P.I. had become a publishing phenomenon. Sharon McCone...led the way for Sara Paretsky, and Sue Grafton."
Marcia Muller
Official site includes photo, brief biography, quotes from book reviews, two interviews, descriptions of most of her books. From Muller's publisher, Time-Warner Books.
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