"A brass-knuckled anthology of the toughest women from the classic pulps."
From the dust jacket - "...For this entertaining collection, Bernard Drew has drawn together women - investigators, crooksm gun molls, and reporters - who appeared as ongoing series characters in the classic pulp magazines of the 1930's. From the ruthless Queen Sue Carlton to the hard punching Violet McDade to the international adventurer Rosita Storey, these women are the models for a host of contemporary female cops and operatives.
Reproduced from the original magazines in double columns on each page - including the campy illustrations and advertisements. Supplemented by an Introduction to the pulps and biographical notes on the writers by Editor Drew.
Preface from Marcia Muller who has created her own gutsy heroine in Sharon McCone.