Created by Phyllis Swann
One of the first female eye series written by a woman. ANNA JUGEDINSKI is a former cop turned private eye who lives with her bookworm brother, and tries to come to term with being raped when she was thirteen. She's not the babe that G.G. Fickling's Honey West or Carter Brown's Mavis Seidlitz was. She even has trouble paying her bills. But she knows the streets, and the books have a sort of streety feel to them, that sorely missing from most earlier female eyes. In the time between Marcia Muller's first and second Sharon McCone books, Swann managed to crank out four paperbacks about Anna, and, according to Bill Crider in Deadly Women, "deserves credit for creating a female private eye...who gets by more on street smarts than glamour; she's a forgotten pioneer."