They Also Served: Harry Bennett

Illustrator (1919-2012)    It's a bit of a mystery, at least to me, why HARRY BENNETT isn't better known among fans of vintage crime and detective paperbacks. His distinctive cover work has appeared on works by Dashiell Hammett, Frank Kane, Dolores Hitchens, Talmage Powell, Don Tracy, Agatha Christie, Erle Stanley Gardner, Roy Huggins, Thomas B. … Continue reading They Also Served: Harry Bennett

Frank Kane

Pseudonyms include Frank Boyd (1912-68)   An appreciation and biography by Maura Fox Author FRANK KANE originally created Big Apple private eye Johnny Liddell in 1944 for a pulp story, and went on to write over thirty books and countless short stories about him. He was a prolific writer, with a sensational wit and sense of … Continue reading Frank Kane

Johnny Liddell

Created by Frank Kane Pseudonyms include Frank Boyd (1912 - 1968)     Frank Kane's New York private eye JOHNNY LIDDELL may have never been essential reading, he was arguably the quintessential fifties private eye, comfortably and even enjoyably generic, an endlessly malleable amalgamation of everything that made that decade's dicks swing. Created by Kane for … Continue reading Johnny Liddell