Tuesday, July 24, 2018

All Hail the Shamus

I didn’t know before this evening that, as the blog Guns, Gams & Gumshoes reports, today was National and International Private Investigator Day. It also happens to be the 243rd birthday of Eugène François Vidocq, a criminal who became the founder of France’s Sûreté Nationale and later took up practice as a private detective. All of this seems worth remembering for next year.

The Private Eye, by Cleve F. Adams (Signet, 1957). This is apparently the only novel in which California P.I. John J. Shannon appears. Cover illustration by Robert Maguire.

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