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West, Valentine. Valentine West was created by Percy Brebner (Christopher Quarles, Valentine Smith) and appeared in six stories in All-Story Weekly in 1918, beginning with “The Missing Signorina” (All-Story Weekly, July 27, 1918).

Valentine West is a secret agent for the British government. He is capable and famous. He’s also a misogynist: “it was well known that he distrusted women, and had once publicly declared that in every diplomatic difficulty the rustle of a petticoat was to be heard.”

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