Anderson Crow, Detective, is the perpetually reelected Marshal of Tinkletown, the sort of small town where civic business is conducted from downtown rocking chairs; his reputation as a detective is due mainly to his ability to stumble into the right place at the right time, and to catch on quickly enough to claim the credit for accidentally arresting the right person. In this loosely connected set of stories, he foils a gang of robbers, stops an epidemic of weddings, faces his first election challenge, deals with an abusive husband, investigates a mysterious veiled stranger, and enforces the new prohibition laws (https://goo.gl/pHT5kz).
George Barr McCutcheon was an American popular novelist and playwright. His best known works include the series of novels set in Graustark, a fictional East European country, and the novel Brewster's Millions, which was adapted into a play and several films.
His younger brother, John, provided 20 illustrations for the book. John was a Pulitzer-Prize winning American newspaper political cartoonist. He was known as the "Dean of American Cartoonists."