"Just Plain" Jones
Created by Norbert Davis (1909-49)

"My feet are killing me."
-the mantra of "Just Plain" Jones

An investigator for The Suburban Mortgage and Trust Company, "JUST PLAIN" JONES is an endearing character, tough as any pulp eye, complete with brass knucks, and a .38 Police Positive, but plagued by sore feet.

A great gag, bringing a touch of world-weary humanity to the guy. Clearly a forerunner to some of pilpster Davis' later, greater pulp detectives, such as Max Latin, Doan and Carstairs, Ben Shaley and "Bail Bond" Dodds.


  • "Something For the Sweeper" (May 1937, Dime Detective)

Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.

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