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Mark Troy and the Female Private Detective: Honey West, 1957-1972

eyeful . She's tough, brainy and sexy, a curvy bombshell with taffy-colored hair, blue eyes, a baby-bottom complexion, and a heart-shaped birthmark on the inside of her right thigh. She is usually armed. The creation of husband and wife team, Forrest (Skip) and Gloria Fickling, writing as G. G. Fickling, Honey appeared in eleven novels from 1957 to 1971. Skip, a sports writer, and Gloria, a fashion writer, were friends of Richard S. Prather, the creator of Shell Scott, who urged them to write a female private eye. Honey inhabits the same testosterone-charged, Southern California world as Shell. She runs her own agency, which she inherited from her beloved father, Hank West after he was murdered in a Long Beach alley. Finding his killer is what drove her into the business. The Ficklings modeled Honey on Marilyn Monroe and some critics have described her as the love child of Monroe and Mike Hammer. The stories are hardboiled with lots of gunplay and seamy characters. Honey always carries a gun, usually a small caliber weapon that she can hide easily on her voluptuous body. She knows ". . . as much judo as the Japanese army." Whatever men think Honey does in her spare time, she doesn't. For all the banter, there is no graphic sex in the books, hardly any sex at all, in fact, merely innuendo. Though Honey frequently finds herself in compromising situations, she always manages to escape with her virtue intact. She meets many men who could turn her head, but she seldom gets laid. Often it's the men who get laid—laid out with a bullet or a fishing spear, for which she sometimes gets the blame. “You're mixed into this right up to your armpits. Damn you, Honey, for being in this crummy racket, for letting yourself in for capers like this where somebody is either stripping you down or taking wacks at you with a tommy gun. Any sensible woman your age would be married by now with a couple of kids. I figure you and murder are going to end up in the same hole." Honey On Her... Source: Kevin's Corner


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