Created by James Hadley Chase
(pseud. of Rene Brabazon Raymond; also Raymond Marshall, Ambrose Grant, James L. Doherty; 1906-85)
Like many of Chase's private eyes, Florida gumshoe BART ANDERSON only appeared in one novel: 1979's A Can of Worms.
But if Bart doesn't strike your fancy, take your pick from the slew of other P. I.s offered by the very prolific Chase, such as Dave Fenner, Floyd Jackson, Vic Mallory , Nelson Ryan or Dirk Wallace.
Chase, of course, was best known for his controversial 1939 novel No Orchids for Miss Blandish. Almost all of his work was set in the U.S.A., although Chase himself only made two brief visits to that country, and then only relatively late in his career. Instead, he relied on atlases, encyclopedias and slang dictionaries -- as well as other writers' novels.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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