Michael Power

Created by Paul Denver (pen name of Douglas Enefer, who also wrote as Dale Bogard and John Powers; 1906-1987)

MICHAEL POWER was a Chandleresque New York City eye who appeared in a couple of books in the early sixties published by a British paperback house, Consul.

His creator was prolific British pulpster Douglas Enefer, who wrote a ton of pulpy stuff with juicy titles such as Striptease for Murder and Lay the Dame on Ice under both his own name and such pen names as Dale Bogard, Paul Denver and the house name of John Powers. It was under the Denver pen name that he wrote several books featuring TV's Frank Cannon for which he is probably best known, although early in his career he had several series going, featuring including "American-style" private eyes like Dale Shand and Mike Power, and Liverpool copper Sam Bawtry.


  • Dead on Time (1965)
  • The Last Laugh (1965; novel plus one short story)


  • "No Pictures for Cathy" (1965, The Last Laugh)

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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