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Scott, Shell (Fictitious character)

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Descriptive conventionsrda
Personal name headingScott, Shell (Fictitious character)
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Variant(s)Scott, Sheldon (Fictitious character)
See alsoPrather, Richard S.
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Associated countryUnited States
LocatedHollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) Los Angeles (Calif.)
Field of activityCriminal investigation
Profession or occupationPrivate investigators
Found inPrather, Richard S. Way of a wanton, 1956: cover(Shell Scott) page 6 (Sheldon Scott; private investigator)
Wikipedia, search Dec. 20, 2018 (Shell Scott was the best-known creation of fiction writer Richard S. Prather. A Southern California private eye, 6-foot-2 ex-marine, he was featured in three dozen novels published over a span of nearly 40 years. The character remained 30 years old throughout.)
Thrilling Detective website, search Dec. 20, 2018 (Shell Scott; created by Richard S. Prather; Hollywood private investigator; the second most commercially successful private eye of the fifties (over forty million books sold); he appeared in over three dozen Fawcett/Gold Medal PBOs, collections and countless short stories, and even lent his name to the short-lived Shell Scott Mystery Magazine)
Associated languageeng