Steve Fisher (1912-1980) was an American writer of hardboiled crime fiction. Before his death, he wrote scripts for the shows Fantasy Island, Starsky and Hutch, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker.
Fisher grew up around Los Angeles where his mother, an actress, enrolled him in Oneonta Military Academy. He was a teen when he sold his first tale to a magazine. Steve Fisher was so good at presenting love, and other more complex emotional, human relations in pulp formula plots like spy, detective, and romance tales that his pulp producing peers called him
Somerset Maugham at a penny a word.
books by Steve Fisher