Kennedy is a scientist detective at Columbia University similar to Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Thorndyke. He uses his knowledge of chemistry and psychoanalysis to solve cases, and uses exotic (at the time) devices in his work such as lie detectors, gyroscopes, and portable seismographs.
He first appeared in the December 1910 issue of Cosmopolitan, in "The Case of Helen Bond." He ultimately made 82 appearances in Cosmopolitan, the last coming in the August 1918 issue. He returned for many short stories in magazines as various as The Popular Magazine, Detective Story Magazine, Country Gentleman, Everybody's Magazine, Flynn's and World Man Hunters, as well as in 26 novels. Through the 1920s, he became more of a typical detective. Craig Kennedy appeared in a number of 1930s pulp magazines, Complete Detective Novel Magazine, Dime Detective, Popular Detective, Weird Tales, and others, but many of these appear to be ghost-written as they lack the style and flavor of the teen-era Craig Kennedy stories. A series of six Craig Kennedy stories in early issues of Popular Detective are known to have been unsold novelettes rewritten by A. T. Locke.
There is a 1951 TV series called Craig Kennedy, Criminologist, which was based on the same character. Donald Woods portrayed Craig Kennedy in the series.
Craig Kennedy book titles
- The Silent Bullet
- The War Terror
- The Treasure Train
- Guy Garrick
- The Social Gangster
- The Exploits of Elaine
- The Romance of Elaine
- The Poison Pen
- The Ear in the Wall
- Gold of the Gods
- The Dream Doctor
- Peter Haining: The Classic Era of Crime Fiction. Prion Books, 2002. pp 73-74
- "The Career of Arthur B. Reeve," by John Locke, introduction to From Ghouls to Gangsters: The Career of Arthur B. Reeve: Volume 2 (2007).
- Craig Kennedy, Criminologist at the Internet Movie Database
- The Silent Bullet
- Gutenberg contains a selection of his works.
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