Hugo Oakes

Created by J. Lane Linklater Pseudonym of Alexander William Watkins (1892-1971) "Have you got any money?" "Why, no, sir, but—" "Then get out,” said Hugo Oakes. -- Hugo deals with a potential client in "The Second Message" When he left the pulps and turned to novels about private eye Silas Booth, Anthony Boucher suggested that Linklater … Continue reading Hugo Oakes

Silas Booth

Created by J. Lane Linklater Pseudonym of Alexander William Watkins (1892-1971) "You--you unprincipled scoundrel!" (not all Booth's clients were satisfied) SILAS BOOTH was a private eye in post-World War II, a slick operative who oozes a lot of charm, but would rather collect his fees from criminals than from his clients--and he's not shy about collecting by … Continue reading Silas Booth