An Ode To Sleuths In Skirts

Posted: February 9, 2018

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Detectives who are women are few and far between in fiction, though things are certainly changing. Here’s an ode to sleuths in skirts.

Women have found an unlikely place
To be featured, a rather unusual space
For them to occupy in works of fiction
Yet they fulfil the role with consummate conviction-

This is about the female detective
Who, by virtue of her curiosity, is quite effective
At finding the culprit by her powers of deduction
(Without using any feminine charms or seduction)

She has a keen eye, a perception remarkable
A fascination with minute details that enables
Her to notice things that others have ignored
(Including the pompous police officers on board)
She does not have any  academic qualification
But knowledge of human behavior is her specialization

There are no stereotypes, she might be
A teen like Nancy Drew or an old lady
Like Miss Marple, anywhere in the world she might be
In different settings, different eras you might see
A remarkable woman solving the mystery of a crime-

Give me such a detective novel to read any time!

Published here earlier.

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