Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to welcome Mary Burton (The Shark) to the site—on her release day, no less, yay! Mary writes about state troopers, FBI agents, and more, and is here to share some of her favorite badass ladies in law enforcement. Thanks, Mary!
I’ve been a fan of female police investigators since I was a kid. I cut my teeth on the likes of Nancy Drew but now gravitate to the less than perfect characters. All my favorite female fictional characters share similar qualities. They are hard working, smart and doing their best to balance a very difficult job as well as some kind of personal life. When the job or life knocks them down, they get back up and keep putting one foot in front of the other. All have their own quirks, family issues and personal demons not only make them more human but also better detectives. These ladies aren’t pushovers.
Who are some of my favorites?
I first crossed paths with Lisa Gardner’s D.D. Warren in Live to Tell. Smart, savvy and hard working, she’s made a name for herself in Boston’s P.D. as a top investigator. She’s cracked some of the toughest cases and survived a serial killer.