Johnny Killain

Created by Dan J. Marlowe (1914-87) JOHNNY KILLAIN is a "tough, but not inhuman" hotel dick/bell captain/night porter/bouncer and part-time detective working out of the Hotel Duarte in New York City who appeared in a spate of hard-charging Avon paperback originals by Dan J. Marlowe in the late fifties/early sixties. According to Josef Hoffmann in … Continue reading Johnny Killain

Murder, My Suite

House Dicks While you’re checking in, they’ll be checking you out... Tony Reseck by Raymond Chandler (The Windermere Hotel, Los Angeles) Marty Bond by Ed Lacy (The Grover, New York City) Gil Vine by Stewart Sterling (Plaza Royale, New York City) Johnny Killain by Dan J. Marlowe (The Duarte Hotel, New York City) Joe Grundy … Continue reading Murder, My Suite

Gil Vine

Created by Stewart Sterling Pseudonym of Prentice Winchell (1895-1976) GIL VINE's a real smoothie, a real charmer, a sophisticate with an eye for the finer things in life, but he's not afraid to put the boot in if he has to. He's the fast-moving hotel security chief at New York's swanky Plaza Royale on Fifth … Continue reading Gil Vine