Created by Richrd Burke (1886 --1962)
But I guess he did survive, first as a cop and later as a cocky, derby-wearing private dick around town.
Not that he's some swanky member of the elite -- Quinny definitely a working class kind of guy, a guy who's been known to cut a few corners, maybe, but still remains pals with most of the cops in town. He's just that kinda guy. He has an office in Times Square, and a soft spot for his best gal, Joan, whom he hopes to marry some day.
Quinny appeared in five lightly boiled mysteries in the forties. The first novel in the series, The Dead Take No Bows (1941), is probably the best known, mostly because it formed the basis for Dressed To Kill, a Mike Shayne B-flick.
Author Burke was born in Los Angeles and worked as a typesetter for more than 60 newspapers in his career, mostly in California. He also worked as a theatrical photographer, a Shakespearean actor and a world traveler.
FUN WITH COVERS
Reader Bruce Nordstrom writes:
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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