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Summer Retro Adventure Fun

Geri S. Hoekzema "Flights of Fancy"
The list author says: "I made this list in memory of Peter Falk. Much of the reading, movie viewing, music and entertainment I sought out as an adolescent & young adult had its roots in the action/adventure genre. These favorites not only bring back memories; even after 30-40 years, they're still good."
Music to Spy By
Music to Spy By
"We bought this CD when we visited the International Spy Museum in Wasington DC in 2007. It contains the theme songs of most of the top shows of the 60s & 70s, including Mission Impossible, Get Smart, The Avengers, and several Alfred Hitchcock movies."
More Music to Spy By
More Music to Spy By
"This is a second CD in the same vein - theme songs from spy/adventure shows."
The Avengers - The Complete Emma Peel Megaset (2006 Collector's Edition)
The Avengers - The Complete Emma Peel Megaset (2006 Collector's Edition)
"For me Emma Peel was my ultimate childhood heroine. During a time when women onscreen fluttered helplessly and waited to be rescued, she karate-chopped her way out of situations on her own, and she did it in style."
Get Smart - The Complete Series Gift Set
Get Smart - The Complete Series Gift Set
"My other childhood heroine was 99, as played by Barbara Feldon. She was the smart one of the two."
The Spellman Files: A Novel
The Spellman Files: A Novel
"Lisa Lutz's series about a family of PIs, starring a disaster-prone heroine, makes for fun light reading."
A.K.A. Jane
A.K.A. Jane
"An adventure thriller starring a "Jane Bond" protagonist who gets into and out of her own scrapes instead of being a sidekick on someone else's."
Steel Guitar (Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries)
Steel Guitar (Carlotta Carlyle Mysteries)
"Linda Barnes's Carlotta Carlyle mysteries were my first encounter with a smart action-oriented heroine. Written in the 80s, they're still good."
Nancy Drew Starter Set (Books 1-6)
Nancy Drew Starter Set (Books 1-6)
"The fiction landscape is full of intrepid heroines now, but when I was 7, the only fictional girl who could deliver was Nancy Drew. Any book in the older series provides a great introduction to its beginnings. Many of the conventions will seem startling to readers now but 40+ years ago, a young woman who solved crimes on her own was a big deal."
The Secret of the Old Clock/The Hidden Staircase/The Bungalow Mystery/The Mystery at Lilac Inn/The Secret of Shadow Ranch/The Secret of Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew, Book 1-6)
The Secret of the Old Clock/The Hidden Staircase/The Bungalow Mystery/The Mystery at Lilac Inn/The Secret of Shadow Ranch/The Secret of Red Gate Farm (Nancy Drew, Book 1-6)
"These are the first books in the series."
The Official Nancy Drew Handbook: Skills, Tips, and Life Lessons from Everyone's Favorite Girl Detective
The Official Nancy Drew Handbook: Skills, Tips, and Life Lessons from Everyone's Favorite Girl Detective
"For young women who want to live smart."
International Spy Museum's Handbook of Practical Spying
International Spy Museum's Handbook of Practical Spying
"This little book can come in handy in a number of situations, at home, work or out & about."
The Mod Squad - Season 1, Volume 1
The Mod Squad - Season 1, Volume 1
"Watch the original TV series for a taste of 60s action."
The Rockford Files - Season One
The Rockford Files - Season One
"In high school this was my all-time favorite show. Garner exemplifies the laid-back American version of the PI."