Created by Geoffrey Miller
Los Angeles gumshoe TERRY TRAVEN was once a hotshot; a minor celebrity back in the sixties who specialized in tracking down the errant offspring of the movers and shakers. But business isn't as good as it once was, and so he reluctantly agrees to track down the missing son of a wealthy industrialist in 1981's well-received The Black Glove, which received quite a bit of good press when it first appeared, and an Edgar nomination for Best First Novel.
Of course, author Miller might have been blatantly begging for favorable comparisons to the hard-boiled dicks of yesteryear... Traven calls his business the Black Mask Detective Agency.
Despite all the good buzz, however, it appears there was never asequel. The rumour is that Mille, who worked as a pubic librarian for three decades, is now retired and working on his second novel. No word yet on whether it will feature Traven, but one can always hope.
-- The Detroit News
-- The Houston Post
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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