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Lê Phong. Lê Phong was created by the Vietnamese author Thê Lu and appeared in Lê Phong Phóng Viên (1937) and Mai Huong và Lê Phong (1937).
Lê Phong is a Great Detective known as the "Vietnamese Sherlock Holmes.” Lê is a consulting detective who is active in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Lê combines the deductive acumen of Holmes with the trappings (but not the attitude) of the hard-boiled private detectives. Lê is a patriot who works hard to make his world a better place. Among the enemies he deals with is his version of Irene Adler, Henriette Mai Hu'o'ng, a Vietnamese women who became a French citizen. She is an adventuress and the leader of a band of assassins, and becomes Lê’s Loving Enemy.
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