Too many female detectives?

Jan Guillou is one of the big names in Swedish books. He first surfaced when I was a teenager, and I have always considered him to be someone with sensible ideas, and although I have yet to read any of his many books, I’ve assumed I’d like them if I did.

Jan has just published a new novel about his hero Hamilton, which is to be his last in the thriller genre. It appears that the Crime Queens I mentioned the other day have swamped the market, and he now finds there are too many female detectives/heroines out there.

Most of the overcrowding must have been done by men. I’ve never even dreamed of counting, but I’m sure there are more male main characters than female ones in crime and thriller fiction. And to think that Jan Guillou now feels threatened by a minority of women. I’m impressed.

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