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Loman, Larry. Larry Loman was created by Edgar Wallace (Ace High, Viola Beech, Brigand, Wireless Bryce, Felix Carfew, Dixon, Elegant Edward, Inspector Elk, Educated Evans, Four Square Jane, Dixon Hawke, Heine, Felix Jenks, Just Men, King Kong (I), Superintendent Minter, Policy Sleuth, Oliver Rater, John G. Reeder, The Ringer, Sanders, York Symon, Tam o’the Scoots, Inspector Wade, Kate Westhanger) and appeared in three stories in The Popular Magazine in 1918, beginning with “The Crime Trust” (The Popular Magazine, Apr. 7, 1918).
Larry Loman is a Disabled Detective. He is a member of the Criminal Investigation Department of New Scotland Yard. He's a good agent, and his superiors trust him enough to send him to Europe and Asia on special assignments. Unfortunately, during one trip abroad he was infected with a particularly virulent form of malaria. This disease causes him to suffer from blackouts for up to eight hours. This becomes a problem when he is assigned to deal with the Crime Trust, the syndicate which has organized every crook in England into one crooked organization. Larry takes on the Trust, but keeps blacking out, and on waking finds that he's landed himself in more hot water than he was in when he blacked out, or that during the blackout he acted far more violently than he would have while awake. Eventually he breaks the Trust and his disease goes into remission.
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