Norbert Davis

Norbert Davis (1909-1949) was studying law at Stanford University when he began selling stories to pulp magazines, where he found enough success that he never bothered taking the bar exam. His best known characters are Doan and Carstairs—a private eye team made up of a man and a thoroughly clever Great Dane.

“There is something memorable about Norbert Davis' rare blend of fast-moving violence and whimsical humor that he managed to apply to almost all of his stories.” —Keith Alan Deutsch

“Norbert Davis is a natural.” Joseph T. Shaw, author of The Hard-Boiled Omnibus 

“Lyrical in a hard-edged way.” —Bill Pronzini, author of 1,001 Midnights

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