Created by Fletcher Flora
GASPAR VANE is a private eye created by Fletcher Flora, an author from the latter days of the pulps. He wrote all over the map, including works of historical fiction, satire, social dramas and even lesbian romance, but most of his work was in the mystery and hard-boiled genres. His novels were mostly paperback originals, but he also sold over 150 short stories and novellas to the crime digests of the time, including Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine and Manhunt. He wasn’t big on series characters, but he did crank out a few interesting private eyes in various standalones and short fiction, including Percy Hand and Danny Clive.
- “A Lesson in Reciprocity” (August 1966, AHMM)
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.