David Dodge

(1910-1974) David Dodge was born in Berkeley, California. His career as a writer began when he made a bet with his wife Elva that he could write a better mystery novel than the one she was reading. He drew on his professional experience as a Certified Public Accountant to create his first series character, San … Continue reading David Dodge

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

Al Colby

Created by David Dodge (1910-74) David Dodge's second series character, AL COLBY, is a private eye based in, of all places, Mexico City. Even more notable, perhaps, is that this tough guy's adventures also took him throughout Central and South America--pretty much uncharted teritory for hard-boiled detective fiction at the time. He is a norteamericano, … Continue reading Al Colby