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Valentine, Finney. Finney Valentine was created by Frederic Reddale (Matt Bardeen) and appeared in a number of stories in various newspapers from 1910 to 1912, possibly beginning with “The Deuce of Diamonds” (Globe & Commercial Advertiser, Nov. 26, 1910).

Finney Valentine is a former N.Y.P.D. Inspector who has set up his own personal detective agency and solves crimes among the 400.

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