Created by Curtiss T. Gardner
Somebody sent me this, with no explanation, but it does sound intriguing…
I mean, a couple of insurance dicks, working as a team? And one of them is blind?
And those names! WILLARD P. WEBB? BRUNO STEELE?
Visions of some unholy, pulpy mix of Double Indemnity and Longstreet are fogging up my brain.
Now all I have to do is find the story.
All I know about the author, Curtis Tarring Gardner, is that he was born in Maryland in 1898, graduated from MIT; and lived in Tice, Florida at some point in his life. He also sold plenty of stories to the crime and detective pulps, mostly G-Men, Five-Novels and Thrilling Detective, and that his most popular series character was Bill “Baron Munchausen” Tolliver, an investigator for Imperial Casualty.
The hunt continues…
- “Claim of the Dragon Claws” (May-June 1947, Five-Novels Magazine)