Created by A.E. Maxwell (Ann and Evan Maxwell)
Another one-named P.I. who managed quite a following for a while is FIDDLER, whose stomping ground is the sunny climes of southern California. It's there that he's set himself up as a somewhat low-key, yet quite lethal troubleshooter and sometime-investigator. He's a big guy, 6'2", with a checkered past thart includes stints as a journalist, ne-er-do-well and drug smuggler. But when his partner in his drug smuggling days, his Uncle Jake, was killed, Fiddler took that as a sign to leave that particular profession.
He took a steamer trunk full of their ill-gooten gains, and had it invested by his ex-wife and sometime-lover Fiora (aka known as Fiona thanks to a birth certificate typo), she of the honey-blonde hair and reputation as a shrewd investment banker.
Fiora must have invested wisely, because now Fiddler hardly has to work at all. He only takes cases that interest him. But he manges to keep busy. Once upon a time he contented himself trying to become a musician (guess which instrument gave him his nickname?), but now he contents himself with "fiddling with the world's distribution of good and bad luck."
Fiddler and Fiora's home base is in Crystal Cove, just outside of Los Angeles, but they seem to get around, and they usually seem to find trouble wherever they go. Their adventures have taken them to Mexico, Santa Fe and the Pacific Northwest.
A.E. Maxwell is the joint pseudonym used by husband-and-wife writers Evan and Ann Maxwell. Ann (and sometimes Evan) also write romantic suspense as Elizabeth Lowell and Ann Maxwell.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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