BBC Radio 4 Extra is running a series of Lady Detective dramas that feature early female detectives. First up was Loveday Brooke, a Victorian detective created by Catherine Louisa Pirkis. The initial episode has played, but is being repeated today and should be on listen again for a week. Also featured is Anna Katharine Green‘s 1915 detective Violet Strange and Wilkie Collin’s Valeria Woodville.
This is the second go-round for this series, and all can be heard now or soon on the BBC iPlayer if you can’t get to the site on the broadcast day.