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Berton, Max. Max Berton was created by “Alain Martial,” the pseudonym of the French author Henri Musnik (Jack Desly, Daniel Desmond, Guy Dorian, Robert Lacelles, Commissaire Lenormand, Morland, Michel Vaudreuil), and appeared in a number of stories in Le Petit Roman Policier from 1938 to 1941, beginning with “L’Appel de Sept Heures” (Le Petit Roman Policier, Dec. 1, 1938).

Max Berton is a hard-boiled French private detective.

Berton appears in stories with titles like “The 7 A.M. Call” and “Two Minutes By Mistake.”

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