Sergeant Beef

Created by Leo Bruce Pseudonym of Rupert Croft-Cooke (1903-79) It's difficult to figure out exactly how seriously we were supposed to take Golden Age detective¬†SERGEANT WILLIAM BEEF. ¬†They both follow the formula of the era's crime fiction, and spoof it. Initially a village copper, a "big red-faced man of forty-eight or fifty, with a straggling … Continue reading Sergeant Beef