The Phyl Coe Mysteries was a syndicated radio series that came out in 1936, with the lead character's name designed to reflect
the sponsor, Philco Radio Tubes. PHYL (short for Phyllis) COE is described as the "beautiful girl detective". She was a private investigator who was smart,
aggressive, and a "take-charge" lady. In one episode where a magician is shot on stage, Phyl, who is attending the performance, with her boy friend, leaps to
the stage, barks orders to theatre personnel, and solves the crime before the cops even get there. In other mysteries, she identifies the thief of a famous
painting, solves the mystery involving a new death-ray gun, and solves a murder aboard an aeroplane.