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Zane, Bob. Bob Zane was created by Erle Stanley Gardner (Black Barr, Major Copley Brane, Terry Clane, Bertha Cool, Ken Corning, Speed DashJax Keen, Barney Killigen, Bob Larkin, Lester Leith, Señor Lobo, The Man in the Silver MaskPerry Mason, Ed Migraine, Patent Leather Kid, Phantom Crook, Paul Pry (II), Doug Selby, Pete Wennick, White Rings, Gramps Wiggins, Sidney Zoom) and appeared in twenty stories in Argosy from 1930 to 1934, beginning with “Golden Bullets” (Argosy, June 7, 1930).

Bob Zane is a prospector in the American Southwest who continually stumbles across crimes in the towns and mines and camps of the desert and is forced to solve them. He is middle-aged, experienced, hard-boiled, knowledgeable about the desert and about gold-hunting, which he uses to save self and solve crimes.

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