Humphrey Campbell

Created by Geoffrey HomesPseudonym of Daniel Mainwaring(1902-77)    Got milk? HUMPHREY CAMPBELL was an operative for the Morgan Missing Persons Bureau ("Missing Persons Located, Heirs Found") in Los Angeles, who appeared in a handful of novels right, who made his debut before the private eye genre was practically codified by the success of a certain Mr. Chandler. … Continue reading Humphrey Campbell

John Thomas Ross

Created by Thomas Bunn (1944--) The copy on the dust jacket of Closet Bones (1977) mentions Sam Spade in referring to private detective JOHN THOMAS ROSS, but the resemblance is closer to Hammett’s other detective, the nameless Continental Op. Ross is paunchy, losing his hair and not getting any younger, but yet not easily waylaid … Continue reading John Thomas Ross