J.J. Starbuck

Created by Stephen J. Cannell (1941-2010) "I reckon a diamond is just a hunk of coal that stuck to the job." Did someone say Texas? Just in case anyone missed the point, TV's cornpone-spouting J.J. (JEROME JEREMIAH) STARBUCKĀ (played by Dale Robertson) wears ten-gallon hats, cowboy boots and fancy western shirts, drives a flashy limo with … Continue reading J.J. Starbuck

Oh, Palmdale!

Okay, Palmdale is not Montreal. But my adopted home in California's High Desert just doesn't get much respect in crime fiction. First time I realized this was while watching Accomplice, a 1946 B-flick featuring Los Angeles private eye Simon Lash and his partner Eddie Slocum discussĀ the possible location of a suspect. When "Palmdale" is suggested, … Continue reading Oh, Palmdale!