With the plethora of women detectives gracing mystery fiction today, many readers might take this trend for granted. For me, Honey West kicked off that trend in G. G. Fickling’s This Girl for Hire (1957). In 1965, Honey West showed up in an episode of Burke’s Law called “Who Killed the Jackpot.” Honey West was played by Anne Francis. The character proved to be so popular, ABC created a half-hour series. The Honey West TV episodes have recently been released in a nice DVD box set of all 30 episodes. Well worth watching.