Espionage Thrillers Can Be Female-Friendly

Actor Daniel Craig As James Bond

Often, I wonder if I am the only female reader of hardcore espionage thrillers written by authors like Brad Thor and Vince Flynn.  Their books are written with the male reader in mind, play out like an action flick and are very different in tone from the Romantic-Suspense novels written for women by two of the genre’s top talents:  Cherry Adair and Tara Janzen.

I think female readers tend to shy away from Thor’s series featuring blonde hottie Scot Harvath and Vince Flynn’s sexy, brooding Mitch Rapp (coming soon to a theater near you!) because the covers of these books look boring and utilitarian, often featuring an American flag or eagle or something symbolic like that.  These books are often located far, far away from the romance section and the author’s picture on the back of the book usually show commanding, stern-faced men who couldn’t possibly write to a woman’s sensibilities.

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Who Is Sophie Katz?


 

 

 

 

 

 

I absolutely adore this chick lit/mystery series by Kyra Davis.  I don’t normally read mysteries or novels where characters are murdered (unless it’s an espionage thriller of the Brad Thor or Vince Flynn variety) but the main character Sophie Katz is so cool and engaging that you are quickly drawn into her world.

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