There have been several, but Colonel Maggie Black is the best protagonist The Black Kachina ever had. Here's a link to Mystery Tribune where I describe the back and forth. Cate Blanchett (above) is my pick for the role of Lt. Col. Maggie Black, former U.S. Air Force combat pilot.
If you want people to read your post, you have to put SEX in the headline. But my story on Elizabeth A. White's famous blog on writing and editing talks about my female protagonist and how I learned to love writing from different points of view. Take a peek.