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Humberton, Horatio. Horatio Humberton was created by J. Paul Suter (Reverend Daunt) and appeared in ten stories in Dime Detective Magazine from 1932 to 1937, beginning with “The Angel of the Damned” (Dime Detective Magazine, July 1932).

By day Horatio Humberton works as a mortician and undertaker. But his hobby, and what he really enjoys, is catching criminals, rather than embalming them. He is “known to the vulgar as an undertaker, but termed by himself a necrologist, and still more widely heralded as a student of crime.” He is helped by his friend, Detective James Clyde, and his hearse driver, Ted Spang. Several of the stories verge on the fantastic.

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