I seem to recall from way back in my early SF reading that there was a "paranormal detective", probably a volume or two of short stories (or maybe never even collected from the magazines). Might have even been more than one of them, though, and I can't actually rule out novels. I'd guess probably the 50's, maybe the 60's or even 40's.
My very vague recollection is that these stories were along the line of the hard boiled private dick, and firmly set in the real world (big city, maybe San Francisco) .... but each with a paranormal twist, the odd ghost, werewolf, poltergeist, etc. Maybe a bit tongue in cheek, but not outright spoofs.
I could see Ron Goulart doing something like this, but I'm thinking more likely somebody like Brown, Leiber, one of those guys.
So, does this ring a bell with anyone?
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