John Collins

Created by Norbert Davis (1909-49) “John Collins was playing the Beale Street Blues and playing it soft and sad because that was the way he felt. The notes dripped through the dimness of the room like molasses and provided an appropriate accompaniment to his thoughts. He had a hangover.” -- the intro to "Don’t You … Continue reading John Collins

Scott Drayco

Created by B.V. Lawson Handsome former classical piano whiz SCOTT DRAYCO never dreamed he'd end up working for the FBI for years, never mind setting himself up in the the private sector as a battle-scarred "crime consultant." But then he never expected to inherit a falling down Opera House, either. But that's what's happened. A … Continue reading Scott Drayco

Vee Brown (The Crime Machine)

Created by Carroll John Daly Also wrote as John D. Carroll (1889--1958)   Slight of build and seemingly mild-mannered VIVIAN "VEE" BROWN may not look like much of a threat to anyone. He lives in a swank Park Avenue penthouse, and writes hit songs for a living. Fans of pop music call him the "Master … Continue reading Vee Brown (The Crime Machine)