Created by Raymond Chandler
JOHN EVANS was the last pseudonym given to the character of Philip Marlowe, in a short story by Raymond Chandler. Unlike his previous short story attempts at a series character, however, by the time of Evans’ one and only appearance, “No Crime in the Mountains,” in the September 1941 issue of Detective Story), Marlowe had already been in three novels. Chandler “cannibalized” the story for the novel The Lady in the Lake some three years later.
Coincidentally, “John Evans” was the pen name Howard Browne under which wrote the quite-Chandleresque Paul Pine novels.
- “No Crime in the Mountains” (September 1941, Detective Story)