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Blackwood, Riley. Riley Blackwood was created by Vincent Starrett (Walter Ghost, Jimmie Lavender, George Washington Troxell) and appeared in “Recipe for Murder” (Redbook, Nov. 1934) and Midnight and Percy Jones (1936).

Riley Blackwood is an acerbic, cynical drama critic and amateur detective solving crimes among the upper classes and minor celebrities of Chicago. Blackwood is intelligent and has a “fanatic” interest in crime.

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