Madge Hatchett
Created by Lee McGraw

In the tradition of such hardboiled private janes as Violet McDade and Carrie Cashin comes Lee McGraw's MADGE HATCHETT, a tall, statuesque beauty with a sewer mouth and a penchant for kicking guys in the balls. She's a ex-cop turned high-living private eye, hailing from Chicago, who doesn't take crap from anyone, least of all men. When her pal, Captain Pete Connally of the Chicago police, tells her she might want to tone down her methods, she retorts, "When you or the D.A. or anybody else can pin something on me, you're welcome to my license. Until then, screw off. All of you."

More than one critic has called her a female Mike Hammer, a tag she shares with another female eye from Chicago, Max Allan Collins' Ms. Tree.

So far, Madge has appeared in only one novel, 1976's Hatchett, which is supposedly quite good.


Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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