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Beckett, Sam. Sam Beckett was created by John Lawrence (Barton Black, Cass Blue, Drago, Barron Hargraft, Marquis of Broadway) and appeared in nine stories in Dime Detective from 1932 to 1934, beginning with “The Torso Trap” (Dime Detective, Oct. 1932).

Sam Beckett is the violent owner of the Sam Beckett Private Inquiry Agency in New York City. He is a hard man with hard blue eyes and a stony stare. He has friends among the criminal classes, and is assisted on cases by his secretary, Thalia Morton.

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