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Holtes, Shairlock. Shairlock Holtes was created by “Donan Coyle,” the pseudonym of the Italian author Dante Minghelli Vaini, and appeared in Shairlock Holes in Italia (1902). Shairlock Holtes is a Great Detective. He is a Sherlock Holmes parody active in Italy and is Watsoned by Doctor Maltson. Holtes appears in stories with titles like “The Purloined Will,” “The Poisoning of the Marchese Roccaspada,” and “The Anarchists Attack!”

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