Created by William Brengle (pseud. of Howard Browne)
LAFAYETTE MULDOON is the troubleshooter for a real estate company who appeared in several short stories by William Brengle (actually Howard Browne of Paul Pine fame). He's a smartass and a ladies man, but I still wouldn't call him hard-boiled. He's kind of a younger, single version of Nick Charles.
The Muldoon stories all appeared originally in the old Mammoth Detective pulp, and were later brought together in Incredble Ink, a collection of Browne stories, published by Dennis McMillan in 1997.
Besides penning the classic Thin Air and the Pine novels, Browne also found time to pen several stories about another less than hard-boiled snoop, department store dick Wilbur Peddie.
Respectfully submitted by our man in D.C., Mark Sullivan.