Since 1920 when Agatha Christie wrote the first novel starring one of best known twentieth-century detectives, Hercule Poirot a lot of time has passed.
But British ladies have continued writing and renewing the genre. Some, like the poet and novelist Sophie Hannah have become famous by breathing life back into Agatha Christie's legacy and also with her own creations. Others, like Gilly Macmillan, however, are able captivate us instantly with a story of loss in which the most important aspect being what the relatives of the victim must put up with in these times of judgement via the media.
Crime fiction is renewed thanks to two authors who carry on with the great British tradition.