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Flint, Thorndyke. Thorndyke Flint was created by Samuel C. Spaulding and appeared in seventeen stories and story serials in Detective Story Magazine from 1916 to 1924, beginning with “Clew Against Clew” (Detective Story Magazine, Apr. 20, 1916).

Thorndyke Flint is a Great Detective. Flint is a rewritten Nick Carter (I). In the 1910s the demand for Nick Carter-style stories was so strong that Street and Smith, the publishers of Carter, hired Spaulding to rewrite Sexton Blake stories and put them in a new form with a new character. Flint is an American consulting detective; he is assisted by Roy Norton, Frank Judson, and Nora Brooks.

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