Micky Knight

Created by J.M. Redmann

One of the tougher new female eyes is Jean Redmann's MICKY KNIGHT, a New Orleans private eye. Micky has taken more than one on the chin, and she's not afraid of dishing it out, either. This is one hard-boiled dyke, according to By a Woman's Hand.

"I really like the character, though I don't always like what she does," confesses reader Karen Mix. "I'm glad I got to read them in order as you can see how much Micky grows. Although the subjects can be heavy, drugs, clinic bombings, and child abuse, there is still a lot of (very dry) humor. V.I. Warshawski, for example, would be easier to spend time with if she had a sense of humor."

Micky's appeared in several more slam-bang adventures since then, liberally laced with offbeat characters and some heavy does of sex and violence. Micky's third adventure, The Intersection of Law and Desire (1995) won the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Mystery, and another was also short-listed.



Megan Casey takes a peek at the history of the Sapphic Sleuth.

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith. Thanks to Karen Mix for her help with this one.

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