William Ard: He Coulda Been a Contender

Pseudonyms include¬†Jonas Ward, Ben Kerr, Thomas Wills and Mike Moran (1922-1960) "(Ard was) just about unmatched for driving story movement and acute economy." -- Anthony Boucher "... one of the most distinctive voices in the history of the private eye novel." -- Francis M. Nevins He coulda been a contender. Sure, everyone knows Chandler and … Continue reading William Ard: He Coulda Been a Contender

Tom Doran

Created by Mike Moran Pseudonyms of William Ard (1922-1960) In his only appearance, 1953's Double Cross, private eye TOM DORAN handles the narrative chores himself, ¬†explaining how, despite his status as an "independent operator," he will occasionally take on a job from a larger agency. And so he agrees to bodyguard boxer Rudy Walker, who's … Continue reading Tom Doran