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Maclain, Duncan. Duncan Maclain was created by Baynard Kendrick (Cliff Chandler, Miles Standish Rice) and appeared in twelve novels from 1937 to 1961, beginning with The Last Express.
Duncan Maclain is a Disabled Detective. He was a U.S. Army Intelligence officer in World War One who was blinded at Messines in 1917. After recovering and being discharged from active service, the tall dark and handsome Maclain moves to New York and opens a private investigation agency in the penthouse at 72nd Street and Riverside Drive. Despite his disability he proves to be a good private detective, for he is smart, well-educated, and makes use of his remaining senses without becoming a Superhuman Max Carrados-style character. Maclain can shoot, for example, guided by sound, but only after extensive training. He is assisted by his best friend and partner Spud Savage.
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