Benjamin Smoke
Created by Ed McBain
(Né Salvatore Lombino. Also writes as Evan Hunter, Hunt Collins, Richard Marsten, Curt Cannon, Ezra Hannon; John Abbott)
(1926 -2005)

Retired cop BENJAMIN SMOKE has one regret -- he's never met a case he couldn't crack. In fact, that's why he retired -- he was bored. But upon becoming a private dick, he finally (almost) has his wish come true in Where There's Smoke, his one and only appearance

McBain, of course, is the famed creator of the 87th Precinct series, although along the way he did manage to write the occasional P.I. story or novel. Perhaps his best P.I. creation was disgraced former private investigator and current Bowery Street bum, Matt Cordell/Curt Cannon.

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Report respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.


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