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Combs, Curlock. Curlock Combs was created by Newton Newkirk and appeared in six stories in the Boston Post and the Pittsburgh Gazette in 1902, beginning with “How the Great Detective Restored a Missing Husband to a Penitent Wife” (Boston Post, June 29, 1902).

Curlock Combs is a Great Detective modeled on Sherlock Holmes. He is assisted by Dr. Spotson.

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