After the publication of a list of 100 best crime novels that had only 28 female authors, the wonderful people at The Guardian published a list of 50 great thrillers by women.

To quote from the Guardian article:

When the Sunday Times picked its 100 favourite crime and spy novels published since 1945 last weekend, only 28 were by women. “Seeing the chronic conscious and unconscious bias against work by women is enraging,” wrote Marian Keyes on Twitter. “Yeh, and don’t @ me, saying that men are just better, don’t be that tool.”

I’m thrilled that The Shining Girls was included, rubbing shoulders with Mo Hayder, Gillian Flynn, and Margaret Atwood.

Thanks to reader @christinacarrie for the gorgeous photo!