Lone Wolf (character)

The Lone Wolf is the nickname of the fictional character Michael Lanyard, a jewel thief turned private detective in a series of novels written by Louis Joseph Vance (1879–1933). Many movies based on and inspired by the books have been made. The character also appeared briefly on radio and television.


By Louis Joseph Vance

  1. The Lone Wolf (1914)
  2. The False Faces (1918)
  3. Alias The Lone Wolf (1921)
  4. Red Masquerade: Being the Story of The Lone Wolf's Daughter (1921)
  5. The Lone Wolf Returns (1923)
  6. The Lone Wolf's Son (1931)
  7. Encore The Lone Wolf (1933)
  8. The Lone Wolf's Last Prowl (1934)

By Carl W. Smith

  • The Lone Wolf and the Hidden Empire (1947)


Eric Blore played Jamison (sometimes spelled "Jameson"), the Lone Wolf's butler and assistant, in eleven of the movies, starting with The Lone Wolf Strikes and ending with The Lone Wolf in London.



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