SID AMES is a rye-swilling New York City gumshoe with a distaste for the cops and a rather unusual occasional sidekick, public relations consultant JOHNNY KNIGHT, who "knows all the angles and rarely misses a trick," and might have served as the brains of the bunch -- if only he had been any smarter than Sid. He wasn't.
Unfortunately, when Johnny popped in to get Sid out of a jam, he often made it worse. And the fact neither could hold their liquor didn't help. This was hot stuff in the forties -- one review tagged Roden a "frisky" writer, but some modern readers may find the intended screwball humour dated.
Sid (and Johnny) appeared in four novels in the 40's, all of which were eventually published by Dell -- including a couple of Mapbacks with spectacular covers.
The author was, at least according to Hubin, a wealthy corporate executive in the food industry. Writing mysteries was a hobby.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
| Home | Detectives A-L M-Z | Film | Radio | Television | Web Comics | Comics | FAQs |
Remember, your comments, suggestions, corrections and contributions are always welcome.