Dane Skarle

Created By Erle Stanley Gardner (1889-1970) Smooth taking, fast-thinking DANE SKARLE, aka "The Gamy Crimefighter," was a sleight of hand expert and former carnival worker, and ¬†yet another of Erle Stanley Gardner's colourful pulp characters. Dane and his lovely assistant Velma Colma, another ex-carny, roamed from town to town, hunting down criminals for the reward … Continue reading Dane Skarle

Frank Malloy

Created by Victoria Thompson Although FRANK MALLOY has been a central figure in Victoria Thompson's long-running and bestselling "Gaslight Mystery" series since Book One (1999's Murder on Astor Place), it wasn't until the nineteenth book in the series, Murder in Morningside Heights (2016) that he becomes a "confidential inquirer". That's the book where the former … Continue reading Frank Malloy