These novels have proven a much-needed "thing." The timing was right to delve into this genre, which I definitely enjoy.
The heroines are the resourceful, intelligent, kindly, capable, efficient types of women I grew up admiring and trying to emulate.
The stories are gender equitable and fair [towards men] as well. That's another plus.
After years of having my feminine self-ideal and identity eroded somewhat (as it turns out, more than I'd realized; due to a series of unpleasant circumstances), these novels and their worthy heroines are re-strengthening/replenishing my feminine self-ideal and identity.
If I may indulge a bit: Girl power!! :D
Shadows of Death - As promised, here's another fright-filled fight against creepy, reekin' crime-- from the March 1954 issue of *Fight Against Crime #18*. The *Poe*-esque sto...
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