John K. Butler

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San Francisco, California, USA
One of the most prolific writers of B-pictures, California native John K. Butler also pulled double duty as a pulp fiction writer. He created one of the most memorable characters ever to grace the pages of the Depression-era nickel and dime weeklies, namely, Steven Middleton Knight (AKA Steve Midnight--- Butler's trademark cab driving hero of seedy, crime-swept Los Angeles) and later, hard nosed snoop Rod Case (introduced in 1941). His stories appeared in all the popular pulps of the 1930s and 40s, including Black Mask, Detective Fiction Weekly, Double Detective and especially, Dime Detective. Read more...