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Murder, Abner. Abner Murder was created by Talmage Powell and appeared in ten stories in Ten Detective Aces from 1944 to 1947, beginning with “Page Mr. Murder” (Ten Detective Aces, Apr. 1944).

Abner Murder is a big city private detective. He has a partner, Luke Jordan, but Murder is the intelligent member of the pair. Jordan, an “ape,” is there for the strongarm stuff. Murder has a “baby-pink, Santa Claus face” and an “insatiable curiosity.” His Lestrade is the half-friendly policeman Tim Brogardus.

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