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English, Cy. Cy English was created by “Ned O’Doherty,” the pseudonym of Edward J. Doherty, and appeared in six stories in Crime Busters Magazine and Street & Smith’s Mystery Magazine from 1939 to 1941, beginning with “You Can’t Smuggle Death” (Crime Busters, Oct. 1939).

Cy English is a former boxer who joined the U.S. Customs Service. Now a cool, hard-boiled Special Agent, he reports to Chief Inspector Martin Ryan and cracks open customs-related cases. He is sidekicked by Grace Bryant of the News (sometimes The Reporter).

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