THIS GIRL FOR HIRE [A Honey West Mystery, #1] by G. G. Fickling


I'm H. West, private eye. The H stands for Honey. I may be female, but I know my business. Hollywood's most beloved clown has been brutally murdered. The suspects are as treacherous a bunch of Tinsel Town weirdos as you'd never want to meet. As usual, the police are baffled. I've been hired to catch the killer. A trap has been set and I'm the bait.

"In her time (the 1950s) Honey was a rarity — an independent woman calling her own shots. She may have been prone to frequent ‘wardrobe malfunctions,’ but she was out there knocking on doors, taking down names, and answering to nobody but herself.” —Mystery Scene

"Good pacing and character development for the first in a series. A noir Master." —Anna Marie M., Goodreads

"Replete with humor and plenty of risqué innuendos, the Honey West novels [were] an important precursor to some of today’s best-known distaff dicks, including V.I. Warshawski and Kinsey Millhone." —The Rap Sheet

Honey West is a cross between James Bond and The Avengers' Emma Peel—a detective with the sleuthmanship of Mike Hammer and the essence of Marilyn Monroe. This Girl for Hire is the first in a series of darkly funny and innuendo-laden crime novels originally published in the 1950s and 1960s.