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ã Honey West: This Girl for Hire (Honey West) è Download by ë G.G. Fickling Sexy Los Angeles Private Detective Honey West Matches Wits With Four Murder Suspects As She Investigates The Deaths Of A Washed Up Hollywood Entertainer, A Beautiful Woman, And A Poisoning Victim, In A New Edition Of A Crime Novel First Published In The S Could not put it downAmazing book Kept me on my toes the whole time I had a very hard time putting this thriller down This Girl For Hire, published in 1956, was the first of eleven Honey West crime thrillers written by Gloria and Forrest E Fickling under the name G G Fickling The Honey West character is probably better known these days from the 1960s Honey West TV series starring Anne Francis in the title role.
The back cover blurb memorably describes Honey West as the nerviest curviest private eye in LA, with the sleuthmanship of Mike Hammer and the measurements of Marilyn Monroe That gives a pretty accurate picture of the kind of book this is it s trashy, pulpy fun.
Honey s father was a PI who was murdered and Honey then took over the business She s not quite a female Mike Hammer but she does her best She s not as violent but she has the attitude and she s sufficiently adept at judo and street fighting to handle herself pretty well She packs a.
32 revolver but she uses her feminine wiles often There are some similarities between this book and the short lived television show a single season with 30 episodes in that they both have a private eye named Honey West and she is female Very female In This Girl for Hire, first book in the series, Honey gets involved with the crazy world of television, first hired to protect an actor who is murdered , then to find out who tried to poison producer Sam Aces Between the beginning and the end, we have nine deaths, a narcotics ring, and a really interesting game of strip poker.
During the course of the book, Honey often loses her clothing At one point she shucks off her dress she can hardly jump into the swimming pool to save a drowning man fully clothed, can she , and she seems to have trouble keeping a swimsuit on gosh, ocean waves are really rough , but like the characters on Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom, Honey is always clothed in her vi I dont think its a good suspence thriller Despite the bad writing and illogical plot line, I chuckled and laughed through the pages of this sophomoric work It is as bad as the television show.
This Girl for Hire by G.
G FicklingReviewed by Andrew MacRaeThe recent passing of actress Anne Francis caused me to pick up a copy of the second Honey West novel, written in 1957 by G.
G Fickling Pen name of husband and wife writing team Forest and Gloria Fickling This is a 2005 release by Overlook TP with an attractive cover suggestive of pulp novels of the fifties but not so lurid you can t read it at your favorite coffee house without a paper bag over it or being subject to sidelong glances.
Although this book has reached the half century mark it reads fresh and without jarring anachronisms Indeed, Honey is ahead of her time early in the book when she complains of the difficulty of being a woman in a man s occupation She s a private eye, following in the footsteps of her slain father The book opens with a Never knew that this was a great series of novels, thought it was just a horrid TV show Honey West is the nerviest, curviest P.
I in Los Angeles or anywhere else for that matter She s a cross between James Bond and The Avengers Emma Peel a girl detective with the sleuthmanship of Mike Hammer and the measurements of Marilyn Monroe, and 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 In this one, Honey finds herself playing strip poker with four murder suspectsand a deck that s as stacked as she is Honey has her hands full with the corpse of a washed up Hollywood entertainer, a battered beauty, and a poisoned pipsqueak not to mention the guy who tries to get her to model a transparent bathing suit in his swimming pool shaped like the body of a very large bosomed woman Fortunately, with Noir MasterGood pacing and character development for the first in a series One of my favorite things I learned about the authors was that the husband and wife wrote these stories together.
I watched Honey West recently on DVD and was curious how the books were Pretty awful is what I found out Incompetently written to the point where you just want it to end Odd tangents throughout In one section, Honey wants to find out if three young thugs are heroin users, and of course the best way to find this out is to challenge them to a game of strip poker track marks under their long sleeves, get it Despite winning several hands, in which they remove their pants before their shirts, Honey loses because she s wearing a single piece outfit Further examples like this abound Schizophrenic writing, with some really labored metaphors thrown in to further try one s patience Suspension of logic and reality throughout Ev

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