In the latest installment of his reviews of detective novels from the Golden Age of British Mystery Fiction, Al Hubin began his review of The Strelson Castle Mystery by saying “[author] Hal Pink’s obscurity in this country is total.”

   Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, however, the obscurity that Al referred to, while true at the time he wrote the review, has lifted considerably. I added some information as an editorial update, and indefatigable UK researcher and archivist Steve Holland has taken the ball and run with it.

   Please check out his Bear Alley blog for a long biographical post about Hal Pink, which incorporates all that’s known about him now, which is quite a bit, including a couple of photos, one of which I’ve borrowed and you see here.