John J. Shannon
Created by Cleve F. Adams (1895-1949, also wrote as John Spain)
JOHN J. SHANNON is the title character in Adams' The Private Eye (1942), Shannon also makes an appearance in No Wings On a Cop (1950), a novella completed by Adams' friend, Robert Leslie Bellem, creator of Dan Turner, that is a sort of prequel, wherein Shannon is still a police officer.
The backcover blurb of my copy of The Private Eye reads:
As Bill Denton of Rara-Avis put it, "...how can you pass up something with that on the backcover?
Adams is also the creator of notorious LA gumshoe Rex McBride and mob fixer Bill Rye, not to mention Violet McDade and her partner Nevadea Alvaredo, two of the very first hardboiled lady eyes, who slugged thneir way through a string of stories in the pulps.
Some great private eyes who've appearred in only one novel.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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