Influences: Frank Kane

Frank Kane (1912-1968) was a prolific pulp writer, best known for his mystery novels about the adventures of Johnny Liddell, a tough private eye who tangled with mobsters, molls and murder in New York City.

In the mid-1940s, he began penning hundreds of scripts for popular radio programs, including six years as the writer for The Shadow Radio Show.

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, he wrote about 40 crime books, and an abundance of short stories, most featuring Johnny Liddell, who also appeared in various pulp magazines.

Must Reads:

About Face (1947)

Slay Ride (1950)

Bullet Proof (1951)

A Real Gone Guy (1956)

Syndicate Girl (1958)

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