Charles Galahad

Created by Leslie Edgley
Pseudonyms include Arthur Barker, Lawrence E. Pivak, Robert Bloomfield, Michael Gillian & Brook Hastings

CHARLES GALAHAD, the head honcho of a very successful Los Angeles detective agency, is on the outs with his activist son, but he discovers that’s just the start of his problems.

First his son has the crap kicked out of him by some right-wing nutjobs, then some of his biggest clients decide to take their business elsewhere, and two of his employees are murdered.

And then the fun really starts…


Leslie Edgley was an American radio dramatist, screenwriter, playwright and novelist, cranking out a short string of mysteries under a variety of pen names over the years, including such juicy titles as One Blonde Died, The Runaway Pigeon and Lust for Vengeance, and at least a couple of other P.I. novels, including Fear No More (1946) and From This Death Forward (1952). In the early fifties, however, he apparently ran afoul of the American powers that be, and ended up on the notorious Hollywood blacklist with writers Dashiell Hammett, Lillian Hellman, Dalton Trumbo, Langston Hughes, Lee J. Cobb, Edward G. Robinson, Lee Grant, Ossie Davis, and Kim Hunter. IHe seemed to have been particularly popular in Australia and the U.K, and later wrote scripts for Perry Mason, Lassie, Climax!, Bonanza, Rawhide, The Wild Wild West, and  at least one episode of Mr. and Mrs. North. But we won’t hold that last one against him.


Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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