Re: RARA-AVIS: Left Coast Crime

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 20 Mar 2000

On Sun, 19 Mar 2000, Mark Sullivan wrote:

> copy of 'no business for a
> lady,' by james rubel, a book he described as 'horrible,' but featuring
> the first lady detective, Eli Donovan - "Most detectives have angles,
> but here's one that has curves."
>> Okay, I'm curious, is she the first female PI? She beats Honey West
>> by a few years. Any other contenders?

According to Nick Carr's "The Other Detective Pulp Heroes" there was a female PI in some post-war pulps, but I forget the years, the character's name and the publications. The author's first name was Seven (!). I'll check it out, but I'm sure someone will beat me to it.


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