James “Whit” Whitney

Created by David Dodge (1910-74) "Was your husband in the army, Mrs. Whitney?" "No." "Navy?" "No. Why?" "I never saw a public accountant before with bullet scars in his abdomen." "He isn't an ordinary public accountant." -- from It Ain't Hay In July 1941, David Dodge's first novel, Death and Taxes (1941),¬†¬†introduced readers to one … Continue reading James “Whit” Whitney

Steve Bentley

Created by Robert Dietrich Pseudonym of E. Howard Hunt Other pseudonyms include John Baxter, Gordon Davis and David St. John (1918-2007) "(D.C. is) a great town if you've got the stamina of a Cape buffalo and the wealth of a Punjab prince." -- Steve comes clean on D.C. Here's a rare case in the P.I. … Continue reading Steve Bentley