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Franklin, Jack. Jack Franklin appeared in the German dime novel Jack Franklin, der Meisterdetektiv #1-41 (1911); his stories appeared in Denmark as Jack Franklin, Verdensdetektiven #1-41 (1918-1919).
Jack Franklin is a Great Detective modeled on Nick Carter (I). Franklin is described as being Carter’s former assistant, and on occasion Carter will assist Franklin on cases. Franklin is known as the "World Detective,” and his cases take him around the world, from Bombay to East St. Louis to Warsaw. He fights street apaches in St. Louis, Jim Hundling, a Lupin posing as a detective, and the KKK in Texas. He enters a haunted house and the Garden of the Nabob's harem. He deals with the "Green Eyes of the Madonna," fights "the Sword Sect of Brisbane," and his own doppleganger. He appears in stories with titles like “The Spy of the Dardanelles Forts,” “The Drama in the Bouillon Cellar,” and “The Mysterious Cross.”
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