Created by Jimmy Shannon
An alternative classic. New York private dick RUFF "RUFFBOY" slugs and stumbles his way through The Devil's Passkey (1952), the usual post-Spillane mix of sex and violence.
Bill Pronzini, in Gun in Cheek, refers to Ruff as possibly "the least intelligent private eye ever." Faint praise indeed.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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