Created by M.V. Heberden
Female author Mary Violet Heberden, hiding behind her initials, created former Naval Intelligence officer turned private eye RICK VANNER speciali zing"foreign inquiries. Although New York-based, his work takes him all over. In Engaged to Murder (1949), which 101 Knights called "nicely handled", his work takes him to Buenos Aries.
Heberden was one of the few women mentioned in mystery critic James Sandoe's oft-reprinted and anthologized personal checklist of favorite hardboiled authors. No slouch, she also created private eye, Desmond Shannon, and a sorta private eye/spy, Paul Kerrigan, under the pen name of Charles B. Leonard.
Respectfully submitted by Kevin Burton Smith.
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