Created by George Harmon Coxe (1901-84)
Private eye SAM CROMBIE is a man of "considerable bulk", fiftyish and wears a panama hat. He heads The Crombie Agency, situated "on the fourth floor of a non-descript office building on Seventh Avenue in the forties" which gives "no clue to the type of business pursued inside." By all accounts he's a plodding, methodical detective with a single-mindedness verging on stubborn. He's appeare in two novels back in the fifties.
The prolific writer Coxe has several other PI series characters: Max Hale, Leon Morley, and Jack Fenner, as well as his two best known creations, crime photographers, Flashgun Casey and Kent Murdock who are basically private eyes with cameras.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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