From the blurb:
"Sweet, grandmotherly advice columnist for The New York Recorder LORA LORNE is actually burly, rough-edged, hard-drinking, broken-nosed, cigar-chomping hotshot newsie BILL BRENT who weighs in at 200 pounds and stands at six feet plus, in his size 11 brogues."
He appeared in over a dozen short stories in Dime Detective in the early forties. His assignment as advice columnist for the lovelorn was the result of a little, um, disagreement or two with his editor.
But his nose for news keep leading Brent back to the crimebeat, and some violent murder cases, editors be damned.
Frederick C. Davis (not the similarly named WWII destroyer escort) had a knack for memorable series. He also created the Moon Man, an elaborately costumed crime fighter whose father was the chief of police, for Ten Detective Aces, and wrote about hard-nosed Oke Oakley and his staff of operative at Secrets, Inc. for Dime Detective, and the immensley popular Operator #5, "America's Secret Service Ace," who batlted all sortts of weird menaces in 48 novels in the pulp mag that bore his name.
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