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Sleuthing with Rosemary & Thyme: Excerpt from Television’s Female Spies and Crimefighters

By Karen A. Romanko

The following is an excerpt from my book Television's Female Spies and Crimefighters (McFarland, 2016). The book, available in trade paperback and e-book editions, covers 350 female spies, private investigators, amateur sleuths, police detectives, federal agents and crime-fighting superheroes who have appeared in more than 250 series since the 1950s, from early pioneers such as The Detective's Wife, through 70s hits like Charlie's Angels and Wonder Woman, to recent favorites, including Elementary, Rizzoli & Isles, Sleepy Hollow, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This excerpt is about the UK series Rosemary & Thyme, a British cozy mystery with not one, but two feisty female leads and exquisite English and European gardens, making it one of the most beautiful mystery shows ever produced. The series is currently available on Britbox and DVD.

Rosemary & Thyme (2003-2007, 22 episodes, UK)
Created by: Brian Eastman, Clive Exton
Production Co.: Carnival Film…

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