Johnny Maquis

Created by Vernon Warren Pseudonym of George Warren Vernon Chapman (1925-96) "Private-eye" JOHNNY MAQUIS was apparently a one-shot shamus brought to you by the same Brit who did the Mark Brandon series. ┬áHis lone appearance, Back-Lash, came out in 1960, and had Johnny investigating a five-year-old payroll robbery at the Fairfax General Engineering company (presumably … Continue reading Johnny Maquis

Mark Brandon

Created by Vernon Warren Pseudonym of George Warren Vernon Chapman (1925-96) "Sleep? Who wanted to sleep, it's for permanent when you're dead, and everyone dies...." -- Brandon turns positively Marlowesque in Runaround (1958) MARK BRANDON is a Chicago P.I. who appeared in a string of rather Chandleresque British hardcovers in the late fifties, one step … Continue reading Mark Brandon