GIRL ON THE LOOSE [A Honey West Mystery, #2] by G. G. Fickling


Occupation: Private eye

Description: Taffy-colored hair, blue eyes

Warning: Usually armed. The nerviest, curviest, brainiest, sexiest private eye ever to pull a trigger, or toss three gangland bruisers overboard singlehanded.

Residence: Los Angeles.

I'm H. West, private eye. The H stands for Honey. I may be female, but I know my business. Now I have a look-alike, who's deserted the Marines, kidnapped a billionaire's baby, and run afoul of the Las Vegas Mafia. Worse, she murdered one of my oldest friends. And she framed yours truly for it all! You think you have problems! So I am turning myself no-holds-barred, no limits and no constraints until I track the bitch down and see she pays for it all. Only problem is one of the chief suspects for her number one accomplice is a brainy, lovable guy I can hardly keep my hands off. In short, just another day in the life. My life.

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.

"Good pacing and character development. A noir Master." —Anna Marie M., Goodreads