Saturday, January 16, 2016
Crossover Cover: The Theft of Leopold's Badge
Thief for hire Nick Velvet crosses paths with Captain Jules Leopold, head of the Violent Crimes Squad of the police force of an unidentified city in Connecticut. This crossover brings together Edward D. Hoch’s series characters Velvet and Leopold. Since Nick Velvet is in the CU via a connection to Sherlock Holmes, so is Captain Leopold. Leopold first appeared briefly in Hoch's story "Jealous Lover" in the March 1957 issue of Crime and Punishment, which was also the first appearance of Hoch's P.I. Al Diamond (later renamed Darlan). Therefore, Diamond/Darlan is in as well.