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Fenner, Maxwell. Maxwell Fenner was created by Louis F. Booth and appeared in The Bank Vault Mystery (1933) and Broker’s End (1935). Maxwell Fenner is a Fop modeled on Philo Vance. A former N.Y.P.D. officer now working as a consulting detective, Fenner has a “languid, easy-going way” which he uses to irritate his friend and colleague, Inspector Bryce of the N.Y.P.D. Fenner’s manner is at least partly deliberate, because it fools criminals: “Give them time...and they all make the breaks that hang them.” “His idea was to sit back with his finger tips alertly on all the aspects of a case, to prod gently here and there when things became too quiet, and to wait for the opening that experience had convinced him would inevitably occur.” Fenner is known as a leader in solving larceny and confidence cases.
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