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."
"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."
"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."
"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."