Cashin, Carrie. Carrie Cashin is the senior partner in the Cash and Carry Detective Agency. The firm’s junior partner is Cashin’s “stooge" Aleck Burton. Burton is neither as bright nor as brave as Cashin, but he pretends to be the head of the Agency, so that clients with a suspicion against women detectives would be willing to hire the Agency. (This was Cashin’s idea). Burton brings broad shoulders and a handsome face to cases, while Cashin is the one who solves the cases and brings home the money. Cashin is smart, pretty, and brave, although her approach to detection relies on her physical prowess far more than her intellectual ability. Cashin is hard-boiled and willing to break the law if it will help a client. She appears in stories with titles like “Who Was High Jack?” “Terror Island,” and “Death Lights a Candle.”
First Appearance: Shadow Comics #1 (Street and Smith), 1940. 6 appearances, 1940-1941. Created by ? Note: This is the comic book version of Theodore Tinsley’s pulp detective.
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