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Beeker, Dave. Dave Beeker was created by Dwight V. Babcock (Al, Maguire, Chuck Thompson, Hannah van Doren) and appeared in eight stories in Black Mask from 1938 to 1939, beginning with “The Widow Regrets” (Black Mask, Jan. 1938).

Dave “Beek” Beeker is a reporter-turned-hard-boiled private detective active in San Francisco and environs, from the World’s Fair to the San Joaquin Valley. He is assisted by former thief Adelbert “Mac” McGillicuddy.

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