Elvira Slate – the 1940s feminist detective

Elvira Slate – the 1940s feminist detective

Author Helen Jacey writes about Jailbird Detective’s feisty sleuth. Elvira Slate is not the first 1940s female detective, but I’m pretty sure she is the first feminist 1940s female detective.  In Elvira, I wanted to give readers a very different kind of 1940s...

The Golden Age of Crime

The Golden Age of crime, let’s face it, is talking about crime written during a backward time when it comes to human rights and equalities. But choosing to set Elvira Slate Investigations in the 1940s has caused me a few headaches. I’ve always ‘loved’ the 40s, Old...