Mortimer Jones

Created by William Campbell Gault

MORTIMER JONES, sometimes referred to as “Jonesy,” is a private gumshoe outta Los Angeles, big of shoulder and stout of heart, coiurtesy of the always readable William Campbell Gault.

An obvious dry-run for Gault’s Brock Callahan, he’s fond of beer and classic cars. Hell, he drives a Duesenberg, which gave editors an excuse to tag him as “the Dusy-driving dick.”


  • “Hot-House Homicide” (September 1946, Black Mask)
  • “The Cold, Cold Ground” (January 1947, Black Mask)
  • “A Murder For Mac” (March 1947, Dime Detective)
  • “The Constant Shadow” (July 1947, Black Mask)
  • “The Case of the Sleeping Beauty” (November 1947, Black Mask)
  • “Red Runaround” (March 1948, Black Mask)
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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