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Candid Jones

Created by Richard Sale (1911-93)

"I was never afraid of any man, and I always figured that if a guy was going to get rough with you, the best thing to do was to get rough with him first."

-- "Long Shot"

Weegee-like freelance photographer/investigator TERRENCE "CANDID" JONES tends to stick his nose -- and his shutter -- where they're not welcome. And who's gonna tell him different?

As reporter Daffy Dill of The New York Chronicle described him in one of their joint adventues, "He was a pretty big fellow, kind of homely, his face filled with freckles, his hair shiny as bright copper.... He had a strong jaw and clean eyes... There was an air about him that meant Business with a capital B."

A former private eye working for an insurance company, Candid (real first name? Terrence) finally goes into business for himself, investigating crime and selling photos to newspapers.

SHORT STORIES

  • "Long Shot" (January 9, 1937, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Neat but Not Gaudy" (January 30, 1937, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Murder on the Film" (April 3, 1937, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "One Herring -- Very Red" (May 1, 1937, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "FLASH!" (May 29, 1937, Detective Fiction Weekly; with Daffy Dill)
  • "The Camera Kills" (July 31, 1937, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "You Can't Print That!" (August 21, 1937, Detective Fiction Weekly; with Daffy Dill)
  • "Gaff!" (October 30, 1937, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "The Big Top Murders" (November 13, 1937, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Back Stag" (January 15, 1938, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Banshee" (April 9 1938, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Make Way for a Dagger" (August 27, 1938, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Pictures in the Dark" (December 10, 1938, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Torio Had a Friend" (March 25, 1939, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Death of a Glamor Gir" (April 8, 1939, Detective Fiction Weekly; with Daffy Dill)
  • "The Mother Goose Murders" (May 27, 1939, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Tip Your Hat" (August 26, 1939, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Someday I'll Get You" (November 18, 1939, Detective Fiction Weekly)
  • "Delayed Action" (June 14, 1941, Detective Fiction Weekly)

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Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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