Murder She Watched, Part 1


Women detectives have been a prime-time staple since the 1950s. In part one of their investigation into female crime solvers on TV, Cristen and Caroline trace the literary origin of this beloved character all the way to Cagney and Lacey's game-changing roles.

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Topics in this Podcast: television, Crime, lady detectives, Mystery