Edward H. Hurlbut. Lanagan, Amateur Detective (1913) 287 pp. Illustrations by Frederic Dorr Steele.
Ten stories about hard-boiled Jack Lanagan of the San Francisco Enquirer, the “premier police reporter of San Francisco.” Lanagan will go to any length to get his story. With friends on the police force and contacts in the “foulest sinks of the Barbary Coast [and] Chinatown,” Lanagan succeeds where others fail.
Setting: San Francisco