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Hanvey, Jim. Jim Hanvey was created by Octavus Roy Cohen (David Carroll, Chew Evans, Max Gold, Eric Peters, Florian Slappey) and appeared in twenty-two short stories, five novels and story collections and a radio show from 1922 to 1957, beginning with "Fish Eyes" (Saturday Evening Post, May 6, 1922).

Jim Hanvey is a fat, phlegmatic, shabby (though this changes as time passes) cigar-smoking private detective. He seems to be slow and stupid, which helps gull his targets into thinking that they are more clever than he. But Hanvey is actually shrewd and highly-regarded, both by the law and by criminals.

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