Created by Theodore A. Tinsley (1894-79; also wrote as Reid Sleyton)
Hard-boiled Daily Planet gossip columnist JERRY TRACY makes Broadway his beat, in a over two dozen short stories in the pagers of Black Mask in the thirties, full of rat-ta-tat-tat action.
Because Jerry was probably the toughest, most two-fisted gossip columnist you'd ever want to meet, as fast "with his typewriter as he was with a .45," as the blurb goes.
But of course, he was a sucker for a dame in distress, or a pal with a hard luck story, and he had a definite knack for sniffing out murders.The most important people in the world come to Broadwayóto eat in restaurants, dance in nightclubs, and die in rain-slicked back alleys. Whatever the big names are doing, Jerry Tracy hears about itóand tells the world in his infamous Daily Planet
A prolific pulpster, Theodore A. Tinsley who wrote for most of the big ones. His best-known creation was Carrie Cashin, arguably pulp fiction's most popular female character. But he also wrote about Amusement, Inc., a gang of crimebusting vigilantes lead by Major John Tattersall Lacy (aka "The Scarlet Ace"), as well as over two dozen stories featuring The Shadow (the first ones not to be written by Walter B. Gibson).
Other Newsroom Eyes.
Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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