Stanley Hastings is the protagonist in a series of hardboiled mystery novels by American novelist Parnell Hall. Stanley Hastings is just as tough as he sounds – completely inept, somewhat of a coward and reluctantly working as a private investigator who works for a lawyer in New York City. Stanley is in his 40s and […]


Parnell Hall is an American author of mystery novels. He writes the Stanley Hastings, Steve Winslow (as J.P. Hailey) and Puzzle Lady Mysteries series. He also wrote the screenplay to the 1984 horror film C.H.U.D.