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Sturdevant, Major. Major Sturdevant was created by Seabury Quinn (Carmichael, Jules De Grandin, Carlos de la Muerte, Professor Forrester, The Vagabond) and appeared in twenty-five stories in Detective Tales and Real Detective Tales from 1923 to 1926, beginning with “Sturdevant and the Missing Attache” (Detective Tales, Dec. 1923/Jan. 1924).

Major Sturdevant works for the American Secret Service, and after fifty years’ service is inured to violence in all its forms. He’s well-informed on a variety of subjects, and puts his knowledge to use in solving a variety of outre crimes.

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