Helen Black

Created by Pat Welch

Pat Welch's ground-breaking lesbian private eye Helen Black worked the streets of San Francisco in 1990 and proceeded to alter the literature. Through ten novels (making it one of the longest running series to feature a lesbian eye), the former cop goes through a series of changes that caused her -- and many a reader -- to question almost everything she (and they) had ever believed in.

In the course of the series, the mercurial investigator must come to terms with her own weaknesses, including alcohol and risky sex, and she not only changes cities, but lovers, business partners, her outlook on life, and even her profession when a stint in prison causes her to lose her P.I. license. Heady stuff.


Report respectfully submitted by Megan Casey. Background check by Kevin Burton Smith.

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