Jack Liffey

Created by John Shannon First Los Angeleno JACK LIFFEY lost his job as a technical writer. Then he lost his wife and, for a while, his daughter, to divorce. All he has left is his unerring ability to track down missing children, which keeps him busy for the most part, and away from booze, drugs, … Continue reading Jack Liffey

Dan Banion

Created by Robert FinneganPseudonym of Paul William RyanOther pseudonyms include Mike Quin(1906-1947) DAN BANION is a reporter for The San Francisco Journal who acts so much like a private eye at times that "he often seems to forget that he owes the city editor a story," according to T.J. Binyon in his 1989 survey of … Continue reading Dan Banion

We’re Living In a Political World

Eyes Left Crime fiction, it's been argued, is about maintaining the status quo, and ensuring that those with the power continue to keep it--that crime is an anomaly, and that once it's rooted out, order is restored and all is right in the world. It therefore must have a conservative agenda. But more than one … Continue reading We’re Living In a Political World