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Author of Television's Female Spies and Crimefighters available now from McFarland & Co. I love Bob, Malibu, and snapping pics.

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Karen A. Romanko I am writing a follow-up to Television's Female Spies and Crimefighters, with the working title Television's Women of Science Fiction and Fantasy.…moreI am writing a follow-up to Television's Female Spies and Crimefighters, with the working title Television's Women of Science Fiction and Fantasy. McFarland will once again be the publisher. Same format as the prior volume, but covering women in SF/fantasy shows since television's inception.(less)
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Television's Female Spies and Crimefighters 600 Characters and Shows, 1950s to the Present by Karen A. RomankoBelow is an excerpt from my book Television's Female Spies and Crimefighters (McFarland, 2016). The book is available in trade paperback and various e-book formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc. It’s arranged in an encyclopedic format, covering 250 series and 350 female characters in mystery, police procedural, and espionage series. The excerpt deals with the character of Laura Holt, the... Read more of this blog post »
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Karen Romanko added a status update: In case you missed my #podcast interview @TVHerstory ... I discuss (in a muted Boston accent) my book Television’s Female Spies and Crimefighters and 50 yrs of women in TV crime, incl. Honey West, Cagney & Lacey, Amanda King (SMK), Jane Rizzoli and more! buff.ly/2E3x5bj
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A bit dry at times, but overall a fascinating look at the titans who brought electric light to the world. Given the 1880s setting, there's lots of testosterone, mostly of the brainiac kind, but the character of Agnes adds some balance as a strong wom ...more
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