Robert L. Fish
1912-1981
 

Robert Lloyd Fish was born in Ohio. He studied mechanical engineering at Case University. His first short story appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine. He died in Connecticut. Fish also wrote under the pseudonym ‘Robert L. Pike’. He is the creator of:
1. ‘Jose da Silva’, police captain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2. ‘Kek Huuygens’, a smuggler in Europe.
3. ‘Schlock Homes’, a parody on Sherlock Holmes.
4. ‘Carruthers, Simpson and Briggs’, mystery writers.
5. ‘Clancy’, lieutenant of the New York Police Department (as Robert L. Pike).
6. ‘Jim Reardon’, cop in San Francisco, California (as Robert L. Pike).

 

Titles and year of publication:
 
 ‘Jose da Silva’ Novels
 1) The Fugitive (Edgar Award)  1962
 2) Isle of the Snakes  1963
 3) The Shrunken Head  1963
 4) The Diamond Bubble  1965
 5) Brazilian Sleigh Ride  1965
 6) Always Kill a Stranger  1967
 7) The Bridge That Went Nowhere  1968
 8) The Xavier Affair  1969
 9) The Green Hell Treasure  1971
10) Trouble in Paradise  1975
 ‘Kek Huuygens’ Novels
 1) The Hochmann Miniatures  1967
 2) Whirligig  1970
 3) The Tricks of the Trade  1972
 4) The Wager  1974
 5) Kek Huuygens, Smuggler (short stories)  1976
 ‘Schlock Homes’ Novels
 1) The Incredible Schlock Homes (short stories)  1966
 2) The Memoirs of Schlock Homes (short stories)  1974
 3) Schlock Homes: The Complete Bagel Street Saga (short stories)  1990
 ‘Carruthers, Simpson and Briggs’ Novels
 1) The Murder League  1968
 2) Rub-a-Dub-Dub (Also published as: Death Cuts the Deck)  1971
 3) A Gross Carriage of Justice  1979
 Other Novels
 1) The Assassination Bureau (started by Jack London)  1963
 2) A Handy Death (with Henry Rothblatt)  1973
 3) Pursuit  1978
 4) The Gold of Troy  1980
 5) Rough Diamond  1981
 As ‘Robert L. Pike’
 ‘Clancy’ Novels
 1) Mute Witness (Also published as: Bullitt)  1963
 2) The Quarry  1964
 3) Police Blotter  1965
 ‘Jim Reardon’ Novels
 1) Reardon  1970
 2) The Gremlin’s Grampa  1972
 3) Bank Job  1974
 4) Deadline 2 A.M.  1976

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