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Bliss, Jim. Jim Bliss was created by Christopher B. Booth (Amos Clackworthy, Gallopin’ Kid, Jimmy Price, Maxwell Sanderson) and appeared in The Seaside Mystery (1925) and Killing Jazz (1928).

Somewhere in the American Midwest, Jim Bliss solves crimes as a private detective. “His face, rather heavy and florid, did not advertise any unusual intelligence, although, had Mrs. Hendershott been a more careful judge of human nature, she would have been able to see, behind that mask of persistent good humor, a considerable shrewdness.” He has big feet, a slovenly appearance, a folksy manner, and a “persistent” habit of winning “neat little victories.”

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