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

Steve Morgan (The Mysterious Mr. Valentine)

Created by Milton Raison There is a nifty little 1946 B-pic called The Mysterious Mr. Valentine from Republic. It stars William Henry as brash loudmouth private eye STEVE MORGAN, and Linda Sterling as his client, Janet Spencer. She hires him after she's accused of hitting and killing a man, following a convoluted string of events featuring … Continue reading Steve Morgan (The Mysterious Mr. Valentine)