Maybe It Is a Game for Knights:
Chess-Playing Eyes
Ever since Philip Marlowe set up his board to work out a problem or two, chess (and its connection with knights, and all that suggests) has become a sort of recurring code word in private eye fiction.

  • Philip Marlowe by Raymond Chandler

  • Mitch Roberts by Gaylord Dold

  • Harry Moseby by Alan Sharp

  • Paladin by Sam Rolfe and Herb Meadows
    Have Gun, Will Travel's Paladin wasn't content to merely play chess; he named himself after a chesspiece, and left it as a calling card of sorts.

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